Difference between revisions of "Use fonts distributed with ConTeXt"

First, have a look at the 21 provided fonts and the associated typescript name:

Change the font used in the document

To change the font used in the entire document (including headers and footers), use \setupbodyfont and the associated typescript name.

\setupbodyfont[thetypescriptname]

By default, the font is used at 11pt. To change the font size, specify the font size with the the typescript name. For example, to switch to 10pt, use:

\setupbodyfont[typescriptname, 10pt]

By default, the serif (or roman) style of the font is used. To switch to sans serif style, add ss to \setupbodyfont:

\setupbodyfont[typescriptname, ss]

These options can be combined. So, to get sans serif font at 12pt, use:

\setupbodyfont[typescriptname, ss, 12pt]

To learn how to use different alternative styles of a given font, like regular / bold / italic, see the Font_Switching in the Basics.

Example

• Let see what give the defaults:
\setupbodyfont[10pt]

\startbuffer[line]
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
\stopbuffer

\startlines
\normal{\getbuffer[line]}
\italic{\getbuffer[line]}
\bold{\getbuffer[line]}
\bolditalic{\getbuffer[line]}
\stoplines

• And let's view the difference with Tex Gyre Pagella Serif font:
\setupbodyfont[pagella,10pt]

\startbuffer[line]
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
\stopbuffer

\startlines
\normal{\getbuffer[line]}
\italic{\getbuffer[line]}
\bold{\getbuffer[line]}
\bolditalic{\getbuffer[line]}
\stoplines


You can switch to any other font with \switchtobodyfont.

How to mix the provided fonts

#1. With \definefontfamily, give a name to the set of fonts you want to use, and indicate a first font.
• Let's start with a Serif font, for which TeX practice is to refer to them as rm for Roman
\definefontfamily[MyFontIdentifier][rm][familynameoftheseriffont]
• !!! WARNING !!!, , it's not the typescript name that we have to use, but the family name of the font
• see under each preview in the overview table
• or use mtxrun --script font --list --file -pattern=*typescriptname* like mtxrun --script font --list --file -pattern=*pagella*
#2. For the other fonts, just continue to add them to your font family.
• ss for Sans Serif, tt for TypewriTer, mm for MatheMatics.
\definefontfamily[MyFontIdentifier][ss][familynameofthesansseriffont]
\definefontfamily[MyFontIdentifier][tt][familynameofthemonospacedfont]
\definefontfamily[MyFontIdentifier][mm][familynameofthemathfont]

• As you see, a limit here is that in TeX practice, we only have one roman, one sans serif... per font family.
• in order to use more fonts, like width variation ("condensed",...), and weight variation ("light",...), we have to define other font family (MyFontIdentifier-condensed, MyFontIdentifier-light), and to switch between them along the document, with \switchtobodyfont.
#3. Declare your font family as the default for your document with \setupbodyfont, as you would do for a typescript.
\setupbodyfont[MyFontIdentifier]

Example

• This basic input is typeset with the default font, Latin Modern:
\setupbodyfont[12pt]

{\rm    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\rm\bf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\rm\it The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
\\
{\ss    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\ss\bf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\ss\it The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
\\
{\tt    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\tt\bf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\tt\it The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
\\
Inline math: $x = \frac{y}{2z} + x_{\text{center}}$\\

• And let's view the difference with our new set of fonts:
\setupbodyfont[12pt]
\definefontfamily [MyFontIdentifier] [rm] [texgyrepagella]
\definefontfamily [MyFontIdentifier] [ss] [texgyreadventor]
\definefontfamily [MyFontIdentifier] [tt] [texgyrecursor]
\definefontfamily [MyFontIdentifier] [mm] [stixtwomath]
\setupbodyfont[MyFontIdentifier]
{\rm    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\rm\bf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\rm\it The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
\\
{\ss    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\ss\bf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\ss\it The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
\\
{\tt    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\tt\bf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
{\tt\it The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog}\\
\\
Inline math: $x = \frac{y}{2z} + x_{\text{center}}$\\