Re: [NTG-context] luatex feature question/request

2008-07-04 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Marcin, On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 04:54:26 -0600, Marcin Borkowski [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 3 months ago (on Friday, April 4) I asked about an option for luatex to automatically put ties before one-letter words. Hans asked me to remind about it in a few months, so I do it now;). (I can't

Re: [NTG-context] luatex feature question/request

2008-07-04 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:01:13 -0600, Olivier [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Interesting, I was thinking about something similar recently: A user should be able to define or augment a database such that many-to-most ties are done automatically: I am a bit affraid by such a feature: there are cases

Re: [NTG-context] Warnock Pro, Chaparral Pro, Jenson Pro and Myriad Pro

2008-07-19 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Muhammad, On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:50:56 -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1. Does anyone have the typescripts for these fonts with or without the opticals? Are you using mkii or mkiv? I have Minion Pro and Myriad Pro for mkii... 2. Has anyone come across a guide for installing the optical

Re: [NTG-context] MinionPro Opticals

2008-07-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Ulrich, On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 01:55:02 -0600, Ulrich Dirr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, does there exist a package (typescript) for Adobe's MinionPro (with optical)? By now I've used LaTeX for MinionPro because of the MinionPro package which has a lot of features ... See

Re: [NTG-context] Problem in arabic script

2008-07-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear Mehdi, سلام On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:13:12 -0600, Mehdi Omidali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I use context+luatex to write farsi texts. A problem that I have been faced is that some characters (those that are in farsi and not in arabic like Gaf, Kaf, Ya and Che) are shown only in isolated

Re: [NTG-context] Problem in arabic script

2008-07-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear Mehdi, On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:15:09 -0600, Mehdi Omidali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I use context+luatex to write farsi texts. A problem that I have been faced is that some characters (those that are in farsi and not in arabic like Gaf, Kaf, Ya and Che) are shown only in isolated form.

Re: [NTG-context] Warnock Pro, Chaparral Pro, Jenson Pro and Myriad Pro

2008-07-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 16:20:24 -0600, Mohamed Bana [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد ishamid at colostate.edu writes: Are you using mkii or mkiv? I have Minion Pro and Myriad Pro for mkii... I'm using the minimals from the site, so I guess I'm using mkiv. not

Re: [NTG-context] Passing unicode characters

2008-07-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear Mehdi, سلام On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 08:48:46 -0600, Mehdi Omidali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone, Is it possible to pass a character to another in MKIV, I mean, like XeTeX in which one can pass one unicode character to another one (this is done in some mapping files with some lines

[NTG-context] placing section heads in toc

2008-08-10 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, This used to work: = \definehead[intro][chapter] \setuphead [intro][numberstyle=normal, number=no, ownnumber=no, incrementnumber=no, continue=no,

Re: [NTG-context] placing section heads in toc

2008-08-10 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Hans, On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 16:03:19 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ? ? wrote: Is this a bug? If not, how can I get a non-numbered head into the toc? \startfrontmatter ... \chapter{...} ... \stopfrontmatter Ok thnx a lot. But is that just a

Re: [NTG-context] placing section heads in toc

2008-08-11 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 00:19:03 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 02:06:24 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: incrementnumber=list Thank you guys, I knew it had to be something simple [that one's not documented]... Best wishes Idris -- Professor

[NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-12 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, I am upgrading my system to the latest mswincontext distro. After some hiccups, context.cmd finds its target script, so I can generate the mkiv format But for texmfstart.exe texexec I keep getting ruby: no such file to load -- ubygems (LoadError) texmfstart --locate texexec.rb

Re: [NTG-context] When I don't want quotes

2008-08-12 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Maurí­cio, On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:50:07 -0600, Maurí­cio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: \starttext With 0-kern: '\kern0pt'\kern0pt'\kern0pt'\kern0pt' The easy way: \dorecurse5' \stoptext Cheers, Peter Neither of them work. ' (Unicode 0027) is still converted to ’ (Unicode 2018).

Re: [NTG-context] When I don't want quotes

2008-08-12 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:50:07 -0600, Maurí­cio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I need to write ' in a text. However, since it's a special tag in wiki language, I really need it to be 5 times U0027, not ””’ (U201C and U2018). How can I do that? \starttext With 0-kern:

Re: [NTG-context] When I don't want quotes

2008-08-12 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 14:12:04 -0600, Maurí­cio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I need to write ' in a text. However, (...) I really need it to be 5 times U0027, not ””’ (U201C and U2018). (...) \starttext \dorecurse5'{} % or \dorecurse{5}{'{}} \stoptext Even better:

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-12 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Hans, On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:59:20 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: texmfstart --locate texexec.rb gives me /texmf-context/scripts/context/ruby/texexec.rb Any ideas on what's wrong? some messy ruby in your path you can make a small bat file that starts texmfstart @echo off

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-13 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:59:20 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ? ? wrote: Dear gang, I am upgrading my system to the latest mswincontext distro. After some hiccups, context.cmd finds its target script, so I can generate the mkiv

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-13 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Hans, I think I found a clue: If I start a command shell (no scite or npp or other editor) and do setuptex c:\context\tex texmfstart texexec I get TeXExec | version 6.2.0 - 1997-2006 - PRAGMA ADE/POD TeXExec | --checkcheck versions TeXExec | --figures generate overview of

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-13 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:26:02 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote: Could there be something screwy in cscite.bat? Or setuptex.bat? what does echo %PATH% report? \testecho %PATH%

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-14 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 02:15:39 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote: On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:26:02 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote: Could there be something screwy in cscite.bat? Or

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-14 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Mojca, On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 02:06:59 -0600, Mojca Miklavec [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But for texmfstart.exe texexec I keep getting ruby: no such file to load -- ubygems (LoadError) texmfstart --locate texexec.rb gives me /texmf-context/scripts/context/ruby/texexec.rb Any ideas

Re: [NTG-context] texmfstart texexec

2008-08-14 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Hans, Mojca, and all, I uninstalled ruby and reinstalled: no joy. Then I uninstalled ruby and reinstalled without installing RubyGems. Believe it or not that worked! I can compile the format and run mkii now. This still leaves open the question as to how RubyGems and cscite.bat (which is

[NTG-context] grouped sections and footnotes

2008-08-16 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Hans, I am using a module -- non-distributed as far as I know -- created by Wolfgang. It provides grouped sectioning and footnotes: startstop-t.tex== \unprotect \def\se{se} \def\definegroupedsection[#1]% {\setvalue{\e!start#1}[##1]%

Re: [NTG-context] Non-printable Unicode control characters

2008-08-16 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 16 Aug 2008 01:53:06 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Khaled Hosny wrote: Unicode has many control characters that only control text behaviour and shouldn't be rendered visually in the text, such as Bidi_Control and Join_Control chars (see

[NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-21 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, I have uploaded the latest version of the ConTeXt support package for Notepad++. http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Image:Npp_ConTeXt.zip It has been updated to 5.0.3, the latest stable version. The main difference in the package is the new autocompletion file format. See

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-21 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Mohamad, سلام, On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:35:33 -0600, Mohamed Bana [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Idris, thanks alot! Also what OS do you happen to be using? XP On my Vista 64bit box I had trouble running the default Process ConTeXt file (pdf) command, the document compiles fine but fails on

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:03:55 -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The reason I use acrobat.lnk is because it does not rezize my acrobat window the way texexec's autopdf option does. I want my Acrobat window to be positioned in the same place and size whenever I open it. Best wishes Idris

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:00:00 -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Seems like Idris forgot to include the readme thnx, i uploaded a new version with the updated readme. I'll polish it later. Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Shi`i Studies

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Alan, On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:54:05 -0600, Alan Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If texexec and company choke on directory names with characters like '+' in them why would one nevertheless assume that the directory name remains 'Notepad++' ? Because that's the default and I don't try

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 03:29:56 -0600, Alan Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: (1) FYI, Application Data.zip also contains a 'Program Files' folder which has the same contents as 'Program Files.zip' Strange; I'll correct it. From readme.txt : (2) 9. Copy the directory Program

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 10:58:44 -0600, Alan Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Correction... * Encoding: UTF 8, UTF 8 with BOM - what must be selected for ConTeXt ? What must be selected for ConTeXt-MK IV ? Either will work fine, since luatex always assumes utf-8 input. My own Npp setup

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 10:56:03 -0600, Alan Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Two other questions, if I may... (1) The folding feature behaves strangely. - Instead of folding it collapses everything what's underneath. - Once a folding section gets initiated from within the ConTeXt setup

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 14:13:09 -0600, Alan Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There are different levels of folding, 0--8: Alt-0, Alt-1, Alt-8. Alt-0 collapses all, use Alt-Shift-n to uncollapse to the desired degree. These work ok indeed. Nevertheless, the folding marks and foldings

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Package for Notepad++ v. 5.0.3

2008-08-24 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 08:26:20 -0600, Alan Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In the readme.txt you wrote... 13. A note: In Preferences, always leave the option Remember the last operation directory unchecked. What's the reason for this recommendation ? It used to be the case that Npp would

Re: [NTG-context] mswincontext.zip

2008-08-26 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:27:37 -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: All, A bit frustrated as I cannot seem to get a mswincontext scite combination going. I gave up on: http://pragma-ade.com/context/install/mswintex.zip. I got absolutely nowhere with the installation and trying to

Re: [NTG-context] Figures are misplaced with \pagedir TRT\bodydir TRT

2008-09-02 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:58:21 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Khaled Hosny wrote: Figures are shifted to the right (the left edge is where right edge should) when I set \pagedir TRT\bodydir TRT. \pagedir TRT \bodydir TRT \setupheadertexts[from left to right] \starttext \input

Re: [NTG-context] Still missing some farsi characters

2008-09-03 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Mehdi, On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:10:41 -0600, Mehdi Omidali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Idris and others, In the latest font-otf.lua some farsi characters are not included in isol_final and isol_final_medi_init functions. Here they are isol_final: 0698 isol_final_medi_init: 06AF 06A9

[NTG-context] substitutions

2008-10-06 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, Sometimes I use the following for simple substitutions: \defineactivecharacter ' {\otfchar{quoteright}} But is there a more general mechanism to do things \definesubstitution{string1}{string2} eg \definesubstitution{--}{–} Of course ConTeXt already provides this particular

Re: [NTG-context] substitutions

2008-10-08 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:16:42 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hans and Taco can probably tell you more. it all depends on what we want to achieve ... - we can have font fixers (dynamically extend fonts with features, but this demands knowledge of the font) - we can have

Re: [NTG-context] substitutions

2008-10-08 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 04:53:40 -0600, Mojca Miklavec [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 1:57 AM, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد Sometimes I use the following for simple substitutions: \defineactivecharacter ' {\otfchar{quoteright}} But is there a more general mechanism

Re: [NTG-context] new beta

2008-10-18 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 03:15:19 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: a next release will have sectioning redone so will we finally get \startsection \stopsection etc.? :-) Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Shi`i Studies

Re: [NTG-context] new beta

2008-10-18 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 16:31:46 -0600, Aditya Mahajan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sat, 18 Oct 2008, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote: On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 03:15:19 -0600, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: a next release will have sectioning redone so will we finally get

Re: [NTG-context] Problems with Palatino sans serif

2008-10-18 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 17:13:04 -0600, Rory Molinari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I'm having problems with Palatino sans serif in my documents. Consider the following small file: \usetypescript[palatino][ec] \setupbodyfont[palatino,10pt] \starttext \ss Hello world! {\tfa\ss tfa}

Re: [NTG-context] Problems with Palatino sans serif

2008-10-19 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 20:10:02 -0600, Aditya Mahajan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What is wrong with my installation (or my document)? Can you attach your log file? Does adding \usetypescriptfile[type-gyr] on top of the document help? Adding that line doesn't change the behavior. I've

Re: [NTG-context] What should I learn?

2008-10-21 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:14:50 -0600, Mauricio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Original Tex is not an option, since PDF, today's font formats (and Unicode) and many algorithms didn't exist when Knuth decided no features would be added anymore. Maybe I should hack the source code of pdftex or

Re: [NTG-context] Vertically centered title page

2008-10-21 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:22:08 -0600, Flavien Lambert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear all, I am trying to build a presentation with specific requirements. I would like to have the title of the presentation on the middle (both vertical and horizontal) of the first page. I tried, on one hand,

Re: [NTG-context] Using a .fea file disable arabic contextual analysis

2008-10-31 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Salaam, Khaled, On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 08:12:34 -0600, Khaled Hosny [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: See the attached files, the mark features seem to work but contextual forms (init, medi amnd fina) don't As a workaround, try using a fallback, defining two fontfeature's and letting arabtype fall

Re: [NTG-context] embedding 3d pdf

2008-11-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 10:53:33 -0700, Renaud Aubin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Blender (+type1 font) then Right Hemisphere for the conversion... What is Blender -- the name is too generic for google... Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Shi`i Studies

Re: [NTG-context] embedding 3d pdf

2008-11-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 10:57:58 -0700, Matija Šuklje [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.blender.org/ On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:10:56 -0700, Renaud Aubin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: See http://www.blender.org/ and http://www.righthemisphere.com/products/dexp/de_std.html (I've used an old windows

Re: [NTG-context] difference between TeX behavior and ConTeXt

2008-11-25 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:29:09 -0700, Lars Huttar [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: P.S. The same TeX reference reports, Be careful, PlainTeX is a macropaackage, just as ConTeXt is. One must distinguish PlainTeX commands from the TeX (and pdftex/luaTeX) primitives. Although some PlainTeX

Re: [NTG-context] Optical scaling

2008-12-03 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Wed, 03 Dec 2008 01:30:33 -0700, Michail Vidiassov [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: among advertised advantages of TeX there used to be optical scaling, It still is when text in the same font but in different sizes has different shapes of glyphs. That used to be the feature of metafont

[NTG-context] Contributing [was: Re: starting headings at top of column

2008-12-17 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Lars, On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:57:41 -0700, Lars Huttar lars_hut...@sil.org wrote: I've started talking to people in charge about contributing some money to this mailing list, or the wiki, or something ... we're certainly getting a lot of help from it. Is there an org or project to

Re: [NTG-context] Unicode and BibTeX

2008-12-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Salaam, Khaled, On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:51:56 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: I'm trying to typeset an Arabic book with Arabic bibliography, I'm using bib module, but bibtex doesn't support unicode. Any workaround or another alternative? Can you port your database to bbl

[NTG-context] Latest Notepad++ package for ConTeXt

2009-01-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, I have uploaded the latest version of the ConTeXt support package for Notepad++. http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Image:Npp_ConTeXt-Uni.zip It has been updated to 5.1.4, the latest stable version. There are now two versions of Notepad++: ANSI and Unicode. The ANSI version is

Re: [NTG-context] Arabic typesetting in Plain TeX over LuaTeX

2009-02-13 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:17:26 -0700, Ilda Khaki ilda.kh...@gmail.com wrote: I am trying to compare the results of Arabic typesetting between different TeX engines to decide the best one. Can anyone send a samplwe file for typesetting Arabic in Plain TeX over luatex where the alphabets

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:57:22 -0700, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: Khaled Hosny wrote: Currently, when defining a font feature one has to enable all features by hand which is IMHO not very user friendly as it implies prior knowledge about OpenType font features and the meaning of each one,

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:02:58 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: Microsoft's OpenType features list page (http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/features_ae.htm) gives a UI suggestion for each feature noting if it should be on by default, I think those are what most

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:10:52 -0700, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote: Khaled: Have you considered making an inventory of available Arabic fonts? Or does one already exist? We could put together a table of what's available, checking for available OT

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-20 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:39:23 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: Microsoft's OpenType features list page (http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/features_ae.htm) gives a UI suggestion for each feature noting if it should be on by default, Hmm, I think this page is more

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 14:03:56 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: I totally agree with you, more ever I hop that at some point in the future, just selecting certain language will be enough to get proper display of it, some thing like: \mainlanguage[arabic] \startext أهلا بالعالم!

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Otared, On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 06:05:01 -0700, Otared Kavian ota...@gmail.com wrote: If a humble opinion from an ordinary user may be issued, I agree with Khaled that it would be extremely useful to have some basic default settings for Arabic fonts, and even more generally for any

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 13:54:51 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otfntdev/arabicot/features.htm :-) watch the The standard order for applying Arabic features encoded in OpenType fonts ... an earlier mkiv otf handler did this but then we

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-22 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 06:05:01 -0700, Otared Kavian ota...@gmail.com wrote: %\font\Faarsi=Scheherazade*CrypticFeatures at 14pt % this does not work The following works here: % engine=luatex \definefontfeature [scheherazade-test] [analyze=yes,mode=node,

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 05:02:39 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: I'm not very fond if Scheherazade as it has many wrong glyphs (most of the Quranic glyphs are completely wrong) and it doesn't even have an الله ligature, which most Arabic users won't accept. There is a hadith

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:51:13 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:56:07AM -0700, Idris Samawi Hamid wrote: So just start with Arabic, then Farsi, and forget the rest for now. No need for perfection at the outset ;-) Actually, I suggest forgetting about

Re: [NTG-context] Making necessary OpenType features on by default

2009-02-25 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:41:39 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: Not too bad a font. Like Lotus, it works best at smaller text sizes, not greater than 12 point. The فلله lig should be off by default, there are other Arabic word combinations that use that combo that have nothing

Re: [NTG-context] Installing custom fonts?

2009-03-13 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Pierre, On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 08:51:31 -0600, Pierre Huyghebaert pie...@speculoos.com wrote: Quite new in the TeX field, and having traveled a bit through LaTex and Xetex, I couln't figure how to make it work. Given Mojca's comments, have you considered luatex/mkiv instead of xetex?

Re: [NTG-context] typescript repository

2009-03-24 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:27:09 -0600, Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.li...@gmail.com wrote: c) that there's no reason at all to make a distinction between free and professional fonts in such a repository I absolutely agree with Bruce on this point :-) Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi

Re: [NTG-context] substitutions: can i send this?

2009-03-28 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:05:03 -0600, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: (I know this an old thread, but I just happen to exactly the same feature Idris was asking for) On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 12:53:47AM +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote: usage: ruby scriptname.rb input.tex output.tex

[NTG-context] recurse bug?

2009-03-30 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, The following, using the latest beta, moves the last recurse to the next page: \setuplayout [lines=12] \starttext \pardir TRT \dorecurse{12}{This is a recursive line. \crlf} \stoptext so we get only 11 lines on page 1. Is this a bug? Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris

Re: [NTG-context] more stretch

2009-03-31 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:49:57 -0600, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky yatskov...@gmail.com wrote: How to instruct TeX to relax and allow more spacing between words (or more stretching?) \setuptolerance .. options in the manual Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief

Re: [NTG-context] Affiliation change

2009-04-02 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:40:26 -0600, Taco Hoekwater t...@elvenkind.com wrote: As Arthur emailed me already: you people are just too gullible ! :) Actually, I guessed that it was a joke in the first few minutes after receiving it .. It was a well-staged prank, but your talk of selling the

Re: [NTG-context] \framed (and others) don't honor directional switches

2009-04-03 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 15:08:48 -0600, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: you can comment this in cont-new.mkiv % \def\pagedir{\expandafter\gobblethreearguments} % \def\bodydir{\expandafter\gobblethreearguments} i'm trying to figure out what dirs make sense (even when all are enabled the

Re: [NTG-context] Bug with Adobe Arabic font kerning

2009-04-05 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 05 Apr 2009 15:24:36 -0600, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: Khaled Hosny wrote: The font seems to have a buggy (too big) GPOS kerning table (it does cause fontforge to hang writing the font). If 'kern' is set to 'yes', I get this error:

Re: [NTG-context] Arabic protrosion

2009-04-06 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Mon, 06 Apr 2009 00:40:12 -0600, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: The attached patch adds Arabic coma, semicolon, full stop (used in Urdu) and question mark to font-ext.lua for protrusion. Now, combined with glyph expansion, I don't get any overfull boxes. Arabic-script

Re: [NTG-context] Producing dvi

2009-04-19 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 07:39:58 -0600, Michail Vidiassov mas...@iaas.msu.ru wrote: If mkiv does not produce dvi (now? never will? not intended to?), what about mkii? sure, mkii can produce dvi for several drivers And what about the first part of the question? mkiv does not now, probably

Re: [NTG-context] What happened with sectionworld?

2009-04-29 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Wolfgang, On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 06:54:50 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Anyway: which is the best method to get the list of all params one can give to \startSOMETHING (in this case \startchapter and the meanings of this params (some are obvious : title=

Re: [NTG-context] What happened with sectionworld?

2009-04-29 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:14:38 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: \startchapter[title=,reference=,bookmark=,...][optional user data] Could you [or someone] give a couple of example of how to use [optional user data] Also, where in the base files does this stuff

Re: [NTG-context] What happened with sectionworld?

2009-04-29 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:31:27 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 29.04.2009 um 20:23 schrieb Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد: ok, thnx! OTOH, I did not see any illustrative examples of the use of [optional user data]

Re: [NTG-context] Font features

2009-05-15 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Fri, 15 May 2009 00:21:58 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: \definefontfeature[onum][default][onum=yes] What is the second option for? \definefontfeature[onum][onum=yes] should work as well. Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi Hamid,

Re: [NTG-context] MS Word/HTML examples needed

2009-06-10 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:21:00 -0600, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky yatskov...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Seems that my GUI-based Word-to-Text converter didn't gain much attention, but that's OK. Sorry, I did not catch that post earlier... but I'm very interested indeed! My minimal needs

Re: [NTG-context] stand-alone ConTeXt

2009-06-11 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:05:07 -0600, Kevin D. Robbins krobb...@alumni.princeton.edu wrote: Good news! I just wanted to say that including Scite with ConTeXt support in minimals as an option will be very helpful to me, because I need to support users who only work on Windows and are not

[NTG-context] structure bugs: \nomarking

2009-06-15 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi, As we discussed, I'm submitting structure bugs as we move along to get this manuscript to the publisher. \nomarking fails: ! Undefined control sequence. \@@mklimittext -\@@kolimittext \doifelse #1#2-\edef \!!stringa {#1 }\edef \!!stringb {#2}\ifx

[NTG-context] math and palatino

2009-06-17 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, [mkiv only] What is the best available math font for use with Pagella/Palatino? [Hint: it's not LM] I had to roll my own typescript so what I need to fill in is the commented line below \definetypeface [pagella_ar] [rm] [serif] [pagella_arabic] % [pagella_arabic] %

Re: [NTG-context] math and palatino

2009-06-18 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Hi Aditya, On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 02:03:44 -0600, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: The math fonts compatible with Palatino are px math and math paza ConTeXt only has support for px math. ok, good to know... [I rarely use math these past few years] [Hint: it's not LM] I had to roll

Re: [NTG-context] math and palatino

2009-06-18 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 02:03:44 -0600, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: What is the best available math font for use with Pagella/Palatino? The math fonts compatible with Palatino are px math and math paza ConTeXt only has support for px math. Turns out that cambria is preset in mkiv

Re: [NTG-context] math and palatino

2009-06-18 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:06:07 -0600, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: LuaTeX warning (file C:/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-project/fonts/data/asana/Asana-Math.otf): Type2 Charstring Parser: Unknown charstring operator: 0x00 !LuaTeX error (file

Re: [NTG-context] RTF to ConTeXt

2009-06-26 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 03:30:02 -0600, Cecil Westerhof cldwester...@gmail.com wrote: I have a RTF document I like to convert to a ConTeXt document. Are there tools for this? I would also like the other way around, but I understood that this is only possible through ConTeXt - PDF - RTF, or has

Re: [NTG-context] seeking 'hello world' example for Arabic typesetting with conTeXt

2010-11-29 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:03:06 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: I've to dig for it, I'm sure it is there somewhere. However, I've long abandoned the idea of improving Scheherezade and instead concentrating on my own (Amiri) font, but it does not work with MkIV right now (and

Re: [NTG-context] seeking 'hello world' example for Arabic typesetting with conTeXt

2010-12-01 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Wed, 01 Dec 2010 02:48:13 -0700, luigi scarso luigi.sca...@gmail.com wrote: 2010/11/30 Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد isha...@colostate.edu: What we need is for new users to be able to say, eg, \setmainlanguage[arabic] \setupdirections[bidi=global] % maybe this should be

Re: [NTG-context] Change whitespace before item?

2009-08-11 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Wolfgang answered your main question, so that leaves On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:41:26 -0600, U Avalos amscopub-m...@yahoo.com wrote: How can I get a question answered on this list, BTW? Very simple: politely send the question a second time if you don't get a response. I've had to do that

Re: [NTG-context] Change whitespace before item?

2009-08-11 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:13:02 -0600, Stéphane Goujet stephane.gou...@wanadoo.fr wrote: Simple questions from end-users are barely answered while questions from developpers/people with experience are generaly answered and generate rather long threads. This is simply not true AFAICT. I've been

Re: [NTG-context] Change whitespace before item?

2009-08-11 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:13:02 -0600, Stéphane Goujet stephane.gou...@wanadoo.fr wrote: I have tried posting questions once or twice and I never got a single answer. The result is that, now, I do not post them here any more. Just try again and don't take it personally. That's what I've done

Re: [NTG-context] Footnotes and body text

2009-08-26 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 07:26:31 -0600, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky yatskov...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Looks like my previous message was overlooked. Let mecry again. ^^^ = try That's what we call a Freudian slip in English ;-) In my document footnotes' upper line clashes with body text. In

Re: [NTG-context] Fwd: [XeTeX] List of free Unicode fonts

2009-08-29 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 12:40:49 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 29.08.2009 um 20:06 schrieb Derek CORDEIRO: On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Mohamed Bana mbana.li...@googlemail.comwrote: i had no idea that the free ver. of minion pro came with small caps

Re: [NTG-context] Intro to Luatex

2009-08-29 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:35:33 -0600, John Culleton j...@wexfordpress.com wrote: Luatex has a lot of features that Context doesn't. Where is the best place to start learning about it? Category mistake: luatex is an engine, like pdftex and xetex :-) luatex is one of three official engines

[NTG-context] Offtopic: a gift for Luigi

2009-09-05 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Dear gang, Here is a gift for our favorite off-topic expert: Typography Fans Say Ikea Should Stick to Furniture http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/arts/design/05ikea.html?hp Hans, you have to replace all your IKEA furniture now... Best wishes Idris -- Professor Idris Samawi Hamid,

Re: [NTG-context] What do you miss in ConTeXt?

2010-02-09 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
Salaam, Khaled, On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 11:44:55 -0700, Khaled Hosny khaledho...@eglug.org wrote: IIRC, I reported all of that months ago but I usually get no answer. Are you sure about that? A quick check shows answers...eg

Re: [NTG-context] Typographical Engineering in Context

2010-04-12 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 02:40:29 -0600, Otared Kavian ota...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 avr. 2010, at 19:00, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote: News flash: it's already there! See attached. Hi Idriss, That's wonderful! :-) Could you please tell us what font you have used It's very

Re: [NTG-context] 10+ reasons why I still use MKII

2010-05-13 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح امد
On Thu, 13 May 2010 10:00:01 -0500, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: On 13-5-2010 4:32, Khaled Hosny wrote: On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 04:16:12PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote: On 13-5-2010 3:42, Mojca Miklavec wrote: \startyoumayignorethis The only thing that really bothers me are so much

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