[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
mirrors.

   http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/current/cont-tmf.zip
   http://context.aanhet.net/context/current/cont-tmf.zip
   http://mirror.contextgarden.net/context/current/cont-tmf.zip

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:

   http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/current/cont-lmt.zip
   http://context.aanhet.net/context/current/cont-lmt.zip
   http://mirror.contextgarden.net/context/current/cont-lmt.zip

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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