Release Notes 2004

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Context 2004.12.06

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on December 7, 2004.

  • texfont.pl is now version 2.2.1. From now on, it can optionally use internal filename globbing (using a new switch: --pattern=<wildcard>) instead of the system's default wildcard expansion. This has become the default commandline in the supplied data files.
  • most other stuff is bugfixes, follow this heading's link for details.

Context 2004.11.24

This version is a very minor update. The files were uploaded on December 5, 2004. The zips are dated December 3, 2004, around 5pm. Hans has updated the website, and I think that is about the only reason for this release.

Context 2004.11.23

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 23, 2004. A version dated 2004.11.21 has been available for download as well, but that version had a nasty bug in the SciTe files.

  • The XML interface description files for texshow have been updated, extended and moved to a private directory.
  • New support for the Vietnamese langauge and Vietnamese (t5) encoded fonts.
  • Extended support for the XeTeX executable (largely contributed by Adam Lindsay)
  • Support for the commercial font families Sabon (Monotype), Industria (Linotype) and Stone (ITC).
  • FoXeT improvements
  • a series of minor bugfixes and extensions, follow the link for those.

Context 2004.11.06

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 8, 2004.

  • A few updates to the .tws and .xml (interface documentation) files
  • new TeXExec (5.2.2), with added switch --paranoid
  • TeXFont and TeXUtil have a new version suffix (versions are now 2.2.0 and 9.0.0)
  • minor spacing fix in footnote handling
  • math accent fix (\skewchar settings)
  • pdftex mapfile loading fix for pdftex<1.20
  • guillemot spacing bugfixes

Context 2004.10.28

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on October 28, 2004.

  • A number of minor bugfixes
  • Default fontencoding is now ec

Context 2004.10.26

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on October 26, 2004.

  • a (fairly large) set of Unicode named characters was added (contributed by Adam Lindsay)
  • A LaTeX compatibility change in supp-mis.tex
  • Some leftover low-level dutch removed
  • A number of minor bugfixes

Context 2004.10.19

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on October 19, 2004.

  • because of changes in the new pdftex, map file loading is now turned on by default in cont-sys.ori and cont-sys.rme. If you have a private cont-sys, you should probably make sure it does this as well.
  • lots of minor changes to the FO sub-engine

Context 2004.10.07

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on October 7, 2004. Most important news:

  • The ConTeXt core now uses english for (almost) everything
  • The FO (foxet) engine is now included in the distribution
  • e-TeX 2.1 bug workarounds
  • If you are using pdftex, please upgrade to > 1.20
  • XeTeX specials support
  • Support for typesetting in catalan

Context 2004.08.15

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 18, 2004. There are quite some changes. Highlights:

  • texexec is now version 4.4, which adds "-engine" support for the upcoming texlive changes, and adds direct support for dvipdfm and dvipdfmx
  • the 'visual' module is now included in the distro
  • multitone color support
  • The LaTex .sty files now are true packages, including a version date (2004/07/30)
  • Various DIN papersizes added and adjusted

Context 2004.07.12

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 16, 2004. The most important news compared to the previous version:

  • The low-level marking and page numbering macro names are converted to english.
  • The are a number of preliminary changes for XSL-FO support
  • \framed now supports the "orientation" keyword.