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  $CONTEXTROOT/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/.../cont-en.fmt  # compiled English format
 
  $CONTEXTROOT/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/.../cont-en.fmt  # compiled English format
  
When you alter any of the source files, you have to manually remake the format using the `[[context]]` script:
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When you alter any of the MkIV source files, you have to manually remake the MkIV format(s) using the `[[context]]` script:
  
  context --make cont-en  # Remake the English format
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context --make          # remake all mkiv formats
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  context --make cont-en  # remake the English mkiv format
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 15:26, 7 June 2013

ConTeXt is a TeX format: an elaborate collection of macros defining a TeX 'dialect', a higher-level typesetting interface that runs on TeX's ca. 300 primitive commands. Next to ConTeXt, other well-known TeX formats are LaTeX and Plain TeX.

A format is precompiled, and loaded by TeX when you run it. ConTeXt ships with its source files, and keeps its compiled format inside the texmf-cache. In fact, ConTeXt has more than one format: the English, Dutch, etc. interfaces are all separate formats.

$CONTEXTROOT/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base                    # source files
$CONTEXTROOT/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/.../cont-en.fmt  # compiled English format

When you alter any of the MkIV source files, you have to manually remake the MkIV format(s) using the context script:

context --make          # remake all mkiv formats
context --make cont-en  # remake the English mkiv format

See also