Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Sun Oct 7 08:42:28 PDT 2007

On 2007-10-06 08:50, Frank Jahnke <jahnke at sonatabio.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 12:22 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> Since the first releases of TeX, there have been many interesting
>> developments about font-handling in the TeX world, like the typeface
>> definitions of ConTeXt, and the drop-in packages of LaTeX which allow
>> one to use Palatino, Helvetica, and other classic fonts.
> I figured this was the case, and it makes a difference.  This is OT,
> but do you have a link that describe what font families are available?
> I assume the Postscript base set is easy.  But how about the others?
> Continuing the OT, it is also interesting that the desktop publishing
> applications that I am aware of (an that is certainly incomplete) do
> not handle equations very well either.  Scribus didn't the last time I
> looked; Frame might but that is not really an option.

ConTeXt includes several pre-defined `typescripts'.  If you want to read
more details about fonts in ConTeXt, then the wiki of ConTeXt may be
useful; especially the pages:


One of the examples which I like a lot is the installation of `Lucida'
fonts in ConTeXt:


The font installation instructions use Windows-like pathnames, but they
are easy to translate to `Unix-speak' too :-)

To answer the original questions:

    ``what font families are available?''
    ``I assume the Postscript base set is easy.''

There are several typescripts available as predefined typescripts in
ConTeXt.  A nice demo of these typescripts in action can be found at:


This example PDF includes a typescript demo which uses the standard
PostScript(TM) fonts (Times, Courier, and Helvetica) too :-)

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