[texworks] ConTeXt version & calling convention

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 6 13:45:40 CET 2011

Am 06.03.2011 um 12:02 schrieb Herbert Schulz:

> On Mar 6, 2011, at 4:54 AM, Stefan Müller wrote:
>>> Is there a MKIV version of XeConTeXt as well? If so, is it
>>> stable/usable/the common choice? And if so, how to call it? ...
> To answer the last part... There is no mkIV version of XeConTeXt because mkIV is based on using LuaTeX as its TeX engine.

There can’t be a MkIV version of XeConTeXt because such a thing doesn’t
exist, there is only MkII which can be used with pdfTeX or XeTeX as engine
and MkIV which requires LuaTeX.

With the minimals the commands on the commandline for them are:

MkII + pdfTeX : “context --pdftex <file>” or “texexec <file>”
MkII + XeTeX  : “context --xetex <file>” or ”texexec --xetex <file>”
MkIV          : “context <file>”

Further development happens only for MkIV while MkII is frozen and
won’t get any new features.


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