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Some
Basic
information
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The
first
public
versions
of
ConTeXt
date
from
around
1996.
There
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are
currently
two
versions
of
ConTeXt
:
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MkII
:
to
be
used
with
pdfTeX
and
XeTeX
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MkIV
:
to
be
used
with
LuaTeX
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In
2008
at
the
second
ConTeXt
conference
the
decision
was
made
to
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freeze
MkII
.
This
means
that
only
bugs
are
fixed
and
apart
from
an
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occasional
addition
no
active
development
takes
place
.
This
is
no
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real
problem
as
the
engines
don
'
t
change
much
either
.
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Early
2011
the
code
base
between
MkII
and
MkIV
got
split
completely
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and
there
is
no
shared
code
any
longer
,
apart
from
some
styles
and
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modules
.
From
the
perspective
of
ConteXt
we
now
consider
XeTeX
to
be
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obsolete
although
we
will
keep
supporting
it
in
MkII
.
As
pdftex
is
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still
used
in
older
workflows
we
will
support
that
as
long
as
it
'
s
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around
.
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The
main
files
context
.
mkii
and
context
.
mkiv
are
normally
not
used
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directly
but
instead
we
use
the
interface
specific
formats
:
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cont
-
cs
czech
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cont
-
de
german
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cont
-
en
english
us
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cont
-
fr
french
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cont
-
gb
english
uk
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cont
-
it
italian
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cont
-
nl
dutch
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cont
-
pe
persian
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cont
-
ro
romanian
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A
MkII
format
is
made
with
:
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texexec
--
make
en
nl
metafun
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A
MkIV
format
is
made
with
:
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context
--
make
en
nl
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As
MetaPost
is
part
of
LuaTeX
there
is
no
need
for
a
special
MetaFun
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format
.
Also
,
when
you
update
ConTeXt
,
a
new
format
will
be
generated
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automatically
.
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You
can
preset
commands
etc
in
the
file
:
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cont
-
sys
.
mkii
a
system
file
loaded
at
runtime
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cont
-
sys
.
mkiv
a
system
file
loaded
at
runtime
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In
the
case
of
MkII
,
there
is
a
fallback
on
cont
-
sys
.
tex
(
backward
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compatibility
).
If
no
file
is
found
the
file
cont
-
sys
.
rme
is
loaded
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(
only
for
MkII
).
For
MkIV
this
file
is
normally
not
needed
.
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For
questions
and
remarks
on
ConTeXt
,
one
can
subscribe
to
the
list
:
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ntg
-
context
@
ntg
.
nl
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by
sending
the
message
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subscribe
ntg
-
context
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to
the
list
server
:
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majordomo
@
ntg
.
nl
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A
good
place
to
get
information
is
the
ConTeXt
wiki
:
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contextgarden
.
net
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One
can
also
find
more
info
at
:
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www
.
pragma
-
ade
.
com
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or
at
the
mirror
sites
mentioned
there
.
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Don
'
t
hesitate
to
ask
questions
.
ConTeXt
can
do
a
lot
,
but
the
manuals
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always
lag
behind
and
can
be
incomplete
.
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Hans
Hagen
,
pragma
@
wxs
.
nl
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