[Ann-context] [NTG-context] Context 2005.11.24 Released

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Nov 24 18:46:13 CET 2005

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that the new ConTeXt release from Hans Hagen
can be downloaded as of now from the Pragma ADE website or one of its


If you have not updated your Latin Modern fonts in the past
month, then you will need to fetch the latest redistribution
of the LM fonts as well:


The current release has version 2005.11.24. As usual, there is a
page with more detailed release notes available on the Wiki,
see: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Context_2005.11.24

New features compared to the 2005.11.16 version:

* As of this version, ConTeXt has a new zip archive: cont-fnt.zip.

   This zip will contain font support files. Currently included
   are texfont-generated metric and map files for these font families
   (with their typescript names in braces):

     - Adobe Utopia (utopia)
     - Bitstream Charter (charter)
     - Antykwa Poltawskiego (antykwa-poltawskiego)
     - URW Bookman (bookman)
     - URW Nimbus Mono (courier)
     - URW Nimbus Sans (helvetica)
     - URW Century Schoolbook (schoolbook)
     - URW Palladio (palatino)
     - URW Nimbus Roman No9 (times)
     - URW Chancery (chancery)

* \txt is a new command to be used like \item, \head and \sym
   inside itemgroups (e.g. '\startitemize ... \stopitemize')

* texmfstart can be used to generate the stub commands like
   'texfont' now

Bugs fixed compared to the 2005.11.16 version:

* the new texexec (in ruby) has gained some backward compatibility
   switches, like pdfarrange.
* The incorrect LMSans-Italic font mapping has been fixed
* The command \usetypescript[adobekb][ec] works properly now

Happy TeXing,

Taco Hoekwater

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