[OS X TeX] Opinions about ConTeXt

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 3 17:16:42 CET 2005

On 2/3/05 9:56 AM, "cormullion" <cormullion at mac.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience or opinion about ConTeXt (Pragma ADE)
> (uncertain about capitalization)? I¹ve had trouble finding out about it from
> their elegantly obscure web site. Does it sit on top of, alongside, or replace
> my existing i-Installed TeX installation?
> thanks


ConTeXt is, like LaTeX, a set of macros that sits alongside AND COMES WITH
the i-installer version of TeX. It may come with the Fink version but I
don't know. So... If you've got the Gerben Wierda's i-installer gwtex you've
already got ConTeXt. To get an introduction to ConTeXt go to


The look (and feel) of ConTeXt is quite different than LaTeX but it is very
powerful and has very advanced typographic features. All said by a complete

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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