ConTeXt Standalone/Implementation

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Binaries can now be built from

 svn co

It might take some time to propagate the changes and auto-update this page :)

Binary sources

We take binaries from the following sources:








TeX Live 2012

Others (not used any more)

We also used to compile pdfTeX and XeTeX, but stopped doing so as there was no need to use a version newer than what's in TeX Live.






Rsync on Windows behaves a bit weird. We fetched binaries from

One needs to set

set CYGWIN=noNTsec

before syncing binaries or

chmod 777 tex/texmf-win/bin/*

after that, else binaries won't work.

From rsync bundle one needs to have at least

cygiconv-2.dll # for chmod
cygintl-3.dll  # for chmod

to be able to use rsync from the garden properly. I have no idea what happens if cygwin is in PATH, but it is asking for problems.

Cross-compiling on Mac OS X

In order to cross-compile for PPC on a Intel Mac, you need to give the compiler and the linker the following additional switches:

-arch ppc

So all you have to do is set CFLAGS and LDFLAGS before you run configure (as well as CXXFLAGS, if applicable). Of course it may be that some Makefiles don't honor these variables and override them with something of their own, and this is the major inconvience you will have to deal with (this is actually what the Makefile for lua does; here you would have to set something like MYCFLAGS or XCFLAGS in addition).

Obviously, you can also use a similar instruction to cross-compile the other way round (build for Intel on a PPC host); it's called -arch i386; and if you give both at the same time, it results with a so-called universal binary (the size of which being approximately the sum of the size of both individual binaries). Arthur 17:20, 30 September 2007 (CEST)

For pdfTeX it's enough to say

CFLAGS="-arch ppc" LDFLAGS="-arch ppc" CXXFLAGS="-arch ppc" ./

XeTeX supports the syntax

./build-xetex "-arch ppc"

for cross-compiling.

It is also adviced to use


and select gcc 3.3 to be more backward compatible, as well as setting


Compiling TeX Live binaries

To compile 64-bit binaries on 10.6 or later:

 ./Build --disable-xdvipdfmx --disable-xetex --disable-xdv2pdf

To select the latest compiler on Lion:

 CC=clang OBJC=clang CXX=clang++ ./Build <options>

If we want to compile for 10.6 on 10.7 we additionally need:

# or add -mmacosx-version-min=10.6 to CFLAGS
# most of the time optional; usually not needed, but one never knows
export MYCFLAGS='-isysroot /Applications/'
export CC=llvm-gcc-4.2; export CFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export OBJC=llvm-gcc-4.2; export OBJCFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export CXX=llvm-g++-4.2; export CXXFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
./Build <options>

To compile ppc and i386 binaries for Tiger on 10.6:

export ARCH=i386
export MYCFLAGS='-arch $ARCH -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk'
export LDFLAGS='-arch $ARCH'
export CC=gcc-4.0; export CFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export OBJC=gcc-4.0; export OBJCFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export CXX=g++-4.0; export CXXFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS

Or alternatively:

export MYCFLAGS='-isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk'
export CC=i686-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.0.1; export CFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export OBJC=i686-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.0.1; export OBJCFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export CXX=i686-apple-darwin10-g++-4.0.1; export CXXFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export MYCFLAGS='-isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk'
export CC=powerpc-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.0.1; export CFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export OBJC=powerpc-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.0.1; export OBJCFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS
export CXX=powerpc-apple-darwin10-g++-4.0.1; export CXXFLAGS=$MYCFLAGS

Non-Polish Fonts

List of fonts in the old minimals

already there

  • bluesky
    • ams
  • hoekwater
    • context/contnav (is it needed? it's in ConTeXt already)
    • mflogo
    • misc/manfnt
  • public
    • marvosym

temporary there

These fonts will be removed once there will be TeX Gyre math available.

  • urw
    • helvetic
    • palatino
    • times
  • public
    • pxfonts
    • txfonts

superseeded by TeX Gyre

  • urw
    • avantgar (Adobe AvantGarde) -> Adventor
    • bookman -> Bonum
    • courier -> Cursor
    • helvetic -> Heros
    • ncntrsbk (Adobe New Century Schoolbook) -> Schola
    • palatino -> Pagella
    • times -> Termes
    • zapfchan -> Chorus
  • public
    • qfonts

may be removed

  • bluesky
    • cm
  • public
    • cs
    • pl

sort them first

  • adobe/utopia
  • bitstream/charter
  • bluesky
    • ams - check
    • latex-fonts -?
  • public
    • antp -?
    • cb
    • cm-super
    • eulervm
    • fourier
  • urw
    • symbol
    • utopia
    • zapfding

Math support needed

  • Helvetica
  • Times: tx (see type-enc) or belleek or symbol math or omega math
  • Palatino: px (or Pazo) or euler
  • Bookman: kerkis (check)
  • Schoolbook: millenial/fourerenc
  • cmbright
  • Concrete and Euler or Concrete Math

forget-me-not (how to generate map files for XeTeX):

ctxtools --dpx --force --maproot=/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.pkgs/fonts/map/dvips/tex-gyre

Different (check)

  • wcm for syrillic
  • la/lb/lc rb1000 etc.
  • lhr
  • cbgreek
  • computer concrete (AMS) - see type-enc
  • euler (AMS)
  • AMS symbols
  • fourier
  • \definefontsynonym [RalfSmithFormalScript] [rsfs10]
  • \definefontsynonym [MartinVogel] [fmvr8x]

Building plain formats (to be done)

This text will disapear from page, but until we put some additional files to the distribution, here are some notes for me.

There are no CMR fonts in the distribution (more or less on purpose), but you can use LM replacement instead.

% pdftex.ini
\pdfpagewidth=210 true mm
\pdfpageheight=297 true mm
\pdfhorigin=1 true in
\pdfvorigin=1 true in

\input plain
pdftex -ini pdftex.ini

One needs to use:


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