[NTG-context] inside and outside margins (vs. 'left' and 'right' margins)

2011-04-09 Thread James Fisher
I want to define 'inside' and 'outside' margins (i.e. left and right pages are symmetrical, not the same). Reading the document 'co-pagedesign.pdf', ConTeXt talks about 'left' and 'right' margins (and other measurements). At first I thought this must be either a 'representative' left or right

Re: [NTG-context] inside and outside margins (vs. 'left' and 'right' margins)

2011-04-09 Thread James Fisher
{some marginal note} Then when you use \setuplayout[location=doublesided] at the beginning of your file, the above two commands should give you what you seem to be wanting. Best regards: OK On 9 avr. 2011, at 22:26, James Fisher wrote: I want to define 'inside' and 'outside' margins

Re: [NTG-context] inside and outside margins (vs. 'left' and 'right' margins)

2011-04-09 Thread James Fisher
On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: On Sat, 9 Apr 2011, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote: Am 2011-04-09 um 22:26 schrieb James Fisher: I want to define 'inside' and 'outside' margins (i.e. left and right pages are symmetrical, not the same). Reading

[NTG-context] Changing typeface for non-body text, using XeTeX -- how?

2010-02-21 Thread James Fisher
, but I want to stick with as much semantic markup as possible and apply style elsewhere. Presumably this is possible! Could someone explain to me how to do this? Best wishes James Fisher (p.s. -- I'm coming from HTML+CSS-ish paradigms here, if that would help someone explain to me how I

[NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-24 Thread James Fisher
better, can someone give me the definitive definitions of all the terms used in http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout, algebraically rather than as ambiguous tables of Remarks? This would help a bunch. Many thanks, James Fisher

Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-25 Thread James Fisher
* -- the middle of *what*? James On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: On 25-2-2010 5:39, James Fisher wrote: Hi all. I am trying to understand the terminology for the \definelayout and \setuplayout commands. Unfortunately the documentation at http

[NTG-context] TeX syntax -- a guide?

2010-02-25 Thread James Fisher
to somewhere on the 'net that could answer them? The only other possibilities I can see are buying an expensive copy of the TeXbook, etc. Thanks all, James Fisher ___ If your question is of interest to others

Re: [NTG-context] TeX syntax -- a guide?

2010-02-25 Thread James Fisher
, at 9:39 PM, James Fisher wrote: Hi, After a few days working in do what the tutorials say mode, I now want to understand TeX from a programmer's mindset. I have not been able just by practise to work out what the syntactic rules of TeX are, and I am hoping that there is a sensible guide

[NTG-context] METAPOST -- specifying an unknown point coordinate by giving the angle from another known point

2010-02-25 Thread James Fisher
This isn't specifically a ConTeXt question, but via it I've run into a seemingly simple problem in METAPOST that I just can't solve. I'm trying to draw a parallelogram by specifying: (1) the length of sides parallel to the x-axis; (2) the total height of the figure; (3) one of the interior

Re: [NTG-context] METAPOST -- specifying an unknown point coordinate by giving the angle from another known point

2010-02-25 Thread James Fisher
Aha! That certainly works. I suspected I would have to fall back on low-level trig :). Many thanks! On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:44 AM, Troy Henderson thend...@gmail.com wrote: James, I apologize, but the previous information that I gave you was wrong. Try this instead: z0 = origin; z1 =

Re: [NTG-context] METAPOST -- specifying an unknown point coordinate by giving the angle from another known point

2010-02-27 Thread James Fisher
, Nicola nvitacolo...@gmail.com wrote: In article 771da05a1002251718l55669a0co770b5a78bed84...@mail.gmail.com,  James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: This isn't specifically a ConTeXt question, but via it I've run into a seemingly simple problem in METAPOST that I just can't solve.  I'm trying

[NTG-context] METAPOST's superellipse with superness0.5 does not give a superellipse

2010-03-01 Thread James Fisher
Hi again, Another METAPOST problem. For the sake of curiosity, I've been looking at and playing with the superellipse() function in plain METAPOST. This is all fine and dandy until I try values of 'superness' less than 0.5, in which case it generates shapes that are seemingly not

Re: [NTG-context] METAPOST's superellipse with superness0.5 does not give a superellipse

2010-03-01 Thread James Fisher
, producing a straight line to create the diamond shape) For s0.5, angle = 90 degrees (vector vertically upwards) Suffice to say that I don't know how to produce that elegantly. James On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 3:54 PM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: Hi again, Another METAPOST

Re: [NTG-context] METAPOST's superellipse with superness0.5 does not give a superellipse

2010-03-01 Thread James Fisher
points, because there are no bounding triangles for the '...' operations in the superellipse macro ... unless 0.5 \leq s \leq 1. Cheers, Rory On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:04 AM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: I should say that the vertices of the superellipse are calculated

Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread James Fisher
#Book_manufacturing_in_the_modern_worldas the 'fore-edge'. James On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote: On 25-2-2010 21:17, James Fisher wrote: Hi Hans, Thanks for the reply -- and sorry for the rather grumpy way in which I posed the question. The problem for me was this mysterious width=middle

Re: [NTG-context] METAPOST's superellipse with superness0.5 does not give a superellipse

2010-03-02 Thread James Fisher
. Then the assignment to aPath is expanded by the interpreter as aPath := begingroup etc endgroup; Cheers, Rory On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 9:57 AM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: I've come up with a crude function that's doing more like what I want. I have two problems with it: 1. The most

[NTG-context] Super- and sub-script in text mode, or, fonts in math mode

2010-03-02 Thread James Fisher
? Is there either (1) super/sub commands in text mode, or (2) a way of fixing this in math mode? (Also, would this be a problem with ConTeXt or with XeTeX?) James Fisher ___ If your question is of interest to others

Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread James Fisher
Fairy muff! James On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 02.03.10 22:33, schrieb James Fisher: That makes sense. The main thing confusing me on contextgarden is: if cutspace == 0pt then cutspace = backspace end Which I

Re: [NTG-context] Super- and sub-script in text mode, or, fonts in math mode

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
}} == \small{x} ). Thoughts? James On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 02.03.10 22:58, schrieb James Fisher: Hi, A minor problem: I'm trying to place superscripted text in the text body -- things like '2^nd March'. I can't see

[NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
hyphenated. Is this true? If so, is it deliberate? And how do I turn it off? (And do other people agree with me that it's awfully ugly?) Best James Fisher ___ If your question is of interest to others as well, please

Re: [NTG-context] Super- and sub-script in text mode, or, fonts in math mode

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
That's better. Also, for the record, I've been working with Mark IV today, and LuaTeX doesn't seem to have XeTeX's problem with \small. On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 03.03.10 13:04, schrieb James Fisher: Hi Wolfgang, Thanks

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
03.03.10 20:19, schrieb James Fisher: Hi, I'm experiencing an issue where, when the width of a block of text is small, the occasional word sticks out from the otherwise flush right. I've previously seen an example of this in an image on the contextgarden wiki, but now can't find

[NTG-context] Using XeTeX results in: ! Undefined control sequence. \PDFversion -1.\the \pdfminorversion

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
Somewhere in my twists and turns to get Mark IV working today, it appears XeTeX has been broken. Running `texexec --xtx' on any ConTeXt file results in: ! Undefined control sequence. \PDFversion -1.\the \pdfminorversion All I've been able to find out is that these macros are something to do

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
instances any of which could be a lead. I'm getting the impression that there's no real-world distinction between ConTeXt users and ConTeXt developers. James On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM, luigi scarso luigi.sca...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM, James Fisher jameshfis

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
Well, it's reassuring that people can at least admit this is a closed community. (But aren't churches meant to evangelize?) For using ConTEXt, no TEX-- programming skills and no technical background are needed. (http://wiki.contextgarden.net/What_is_ConTeXt) So why don't you grep in base/*

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-03 Thread James Fisher
: On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, James Fisher wrote: Also, re there is only one ConTeXt developer --- Hans Hagen: I'd suggest a few reasons for this are: (1) in order to develop on a project, you first need a the high-level appreciation of the system that comes from documentation MkII is fairly well

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 7:10 AM, luigi scarso luigi.sca...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:35 AM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: - In my humble opinion, TeXies need to get out of the habit of 'self-documenting' TeX using TeX itself. TeX is not some replacement

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Hi Aditya, On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 4:06 AM, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, James Fisher wrote: Right, to show I'm not just empty words, I've just spent ~90 minutes preparing the beginnings of some decent documentation. Presenting http://github.com/eegg/ConTeXt

Re: [NTG-context] setbreakpoints

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
*tumbleweed* On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 11:09 PM, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky yatskov...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Wolfgang, To be serious, what \setbreakpoints[] do? I want to wikify this command. Vyatcheslav ___ If your

Re: [NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
, a VCS is necessary. (I'm plugging git as my favourite, but it's just the principle I'm arguing for here.) James On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Peter Münster pmli...@free.fr wrote: Hello, These suggestions are a bit a reply to the thoughts of James Fisher. It would be nice, to have once

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:11 PM, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, James Fisher wrote: On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 4:06 AM, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, James Fisher wrote: (2) converted it all to reStructuredText using html2rest.py

[NTG-context] Differences in smart quotes MKII - MKIV

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Hi, (Forgetting our documentation philosophy session for a minute,) I'm experiencing issues in MKIV with smart quotes. Specifically, opening quotes. Compare the output of `texexec dash-test' and `context quote-test' on the following: \starttext `Yes, but --- ' `--- this is an interruption!

Re: [NTG-context] bib module, inproceedings mkii/mkiv incompatibility

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
I confirm the above -- with the exception that mkiv does show the year, just after the authors. On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.li...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Taco, the following example (I need to admit that I'm not sure how to properly cite inproceedings)

Re: [NTG-context] Differences in smart quotes MKII - MKIV

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Apologies, that must have slipped through my shoddy search. Upon consideration I prefer the \quote and \quotation method. Trusty old semantic markup. :) On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.li...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 18:58, James Fisher wrote

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Hi Luigi, On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:42 PM, luigi scarso luigi.sca...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:25 PM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: lol; I thought this might come up. I have a couple of replies to that: (1) First and most important: I'm not suggesting that we

Re: [NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
A bit of a diversion here, but two questions about the plethora of PDF docs: * Where are the TeX sources of all these manuals kept? * What are the licenses on all these various things? In particular the Pragma documents. Would I be *allowed*, if I so wanted, to embark on a collated version of

[NTG-context] columns and whitespace

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
There was a thread about columns and whitespace ~ 2 weeks ago, but I wasn't a subscriber then. I've just come across it independently myself. I'm not sure what conclusion was come to. From a few tests, I'd characterize the problem code in \startcolumns as: if whitespace has been set to more

Re: [NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Good news on both counts, then. (Is there a reason that the source and license of the documents aren't included in the docs themselves?) On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, James Fisher wrote: A bit of a diversion here, but two

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:47 PM, luigi scarso luigi.sca...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: ConTeXt was not created to produce documentation for ConTeXt. This is not the point. The point is that code documentation of ConTeXt can

Re: [NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Perfecto. On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Aditya Mahajan adit...@umich.edu wrote: On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, James Fisher wrote: I'd like to go back to the very first post about problems with flush right. The \setbreakpoints command works to an extent, but I'm still experiencing issues where

Re: [NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
...the book about Hasselt. That actually made me laugh out loud. What a loser I am. Ok, goodnight now. :) On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:10 AM, Michael Saunders odrad...@gmail.com wrote: You mean like the beginner's manual http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/ms-cb-en.pdf and the user

Re: [NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation

2010-03-04 Thread James Fisher
Just to clarify, I pretty much agree with everything you say. On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:22 AM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote: ...the book about Hasselt. That actually made me laugh out loud. What a loser I am. Ok, goodnight now. :) On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:10 AM, Michael