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From: Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists@gmail.com>
To: mailing list for ConTeXt users <ntg-context@ntg.nl>,
	Shiv Shankar Dayal <shivshankar.dayal@gmail.com>
Subject: [NTG-context] Re: Using plain TeX commands in ConTeXt
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2024 16:50:11 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7fb68a28-47a6-d625-5c2a-991200e10fe8@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CALJ_jGQ2wK6iSr9R15sLq-FmnLmaMULU6w_u848QRCQEQHWeow@mail.gmail.com>

Shiv Shankar Dayal schrieb am 24.01.2024 um 16:37:
> For example: \kern, \parindent and so on. Rephrasing the question, can 
> LuaMetaTeX/ConTeXt compile
> plain TeX files. If yes, how can I do that?

You mix up two different things here.

1. Plain TeX is a collection of TeX macros like ConTeXt or LaTeX.

2. LuaMetaTeX is a program like pdfTeX or LuaTeX which provides commands 
which are used by above mentioned collections to create macros.

Even though ConTeXt provides some commands which available in plain TeX 
not all of the are supported which means you can't process plain TeX 

On the other hand commands which are provided by the engine like 
\parindent can be used in a ConTeXt document but higher level mechanism 
like \setupindenting are the better choice.


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  reply	other threads:[~2024-01-24 15:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-01-24 13:55 [NTG-context] " Shiv Shankar Dayal
2024-01-24 15:28 ` [NTG-context] " Hans Hagen
2024-01-24 15:37   ` Shiv Shankar Dayal
2024-01-24 15:50     ` Wolfgang Schuster [this message]
2024-01-24 15:52       ` Shiv Shankar Dayal
2024-01-24 15:58         ` Wolfgang Schuster
2024-01-24 16:34         ` luigi scarso
2024-01-24 16:44           ` Shiv Shankar Dayal
2024-01-24 17:34             ` Hamid,Idris

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