ConTEXt Group: Articles

ConTeXt Group Journal 2020

CG Journal 2020, p. 5-6

MkII MkIV LMTX: Where does it end?
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 8-9
abstract: The Covid situation made this meeting special. It forced us to adapt and consider how we should deal with these kind of situations. Despite the difficulties, we had a very nice meeting as usual.
The first talk gave a summary of the evolution of ConTeXt from its inception to today. The following talks covered more specialized topics.

LuaMetaTeX: Where do we stand?
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 10-13

Extensions Related to Programming Macros
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 14-28

Low­level: Tokens
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 29-40

ECMAscript: Just because it can be done
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 41-44

Lost in Fonts
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 45-47

Simple Fonts with MetaFun
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 48-52

MetaPost Definitions
Taco Hoekwater
CG Journal 2020, p. 53-72
abstract: Definitions in MetaPost are a fairly complicated subject. This talk and paper tries to cover everything you need to know about writing your own definitions, but it assumes a fair bit of familiarity with MetaPost’s data types and general syntax. In particular, I assume you have read last year’s ‘Sparks, Tags, Suffixes and Subscripts’ article.

Scrutinized Paths: A new path transformation in MetaFun
Mikael P. Sundqvist
CG Journal 2020, p. 73-81

UTF8 in MetaPost
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 82-86

SVG Graphics: Some demos and a discussion
Hans Hagen
CG Journal 2020, p. 87-88

Multimedia, PDF and ConTeXt
Michal Vlásak
CG Journal 2020, p. 89-96
abstract: The possibility of inserting multimedia (audio, video, 3D) into PDF files has been here for a long time, albeit in different forms. Traditionally ConTeXt has had support for it, but the support in PDF viewers was dubious. What is the situation today, and is it worth all the hassle?

Book Production
Willi Egger
CG Journal 2020, p. 97-106
abstract: Producing a book is comparable to making a wooden window. It is absolutely necessary to have a plan to work by. Materials need to be collected and only then can the cutting and preparing of the necessary pieces begin. Likewise for the production of a book, one must consider the needs of the typographer, the printer and the bookbinder. With regard to the typographer using ConTeXt, three special case examples are described and illustrated with pictures and sample code.

Proofing and production with ConTeXt
Ton Otten
CG Journal 2020, p. 107-117
abstract: ConTeXt has several built-in tools that can help you during the proofing stage of your project. Furthermore there are a few ConTeXt features you can invoke in your style file that gives you visual feedback of inconsistencies or errors. And then there are modes.
Below I will describe a number of the techniques I am using in the proofing stage of the Math4All project.

14th ConTeXt meeting 2020: 6th to 12th September in Sibřina near Prague
Harald König
CG Journal 2020, p. 118-124

Abstracts without papers
CG Journal 2020, p. 125-126

2020 Annual General Meeting Minutes
CG Journal 2020, p. 127-130

Participant list of the 14th ConTeXt meeting
CG Journal 2020, p. 131