Input methods at the age of Unicode

Hans Aberg haberg-1 at
Thu Jul 16 06:12:48 CDT 2015

> On 16 Jul 2015, at 11:21, Marcel Schneider <charupdate at> wrote:
> On 16 Jul 2015, at 10:35, Hans Aberg <haberg-1 at> wrote:
> > Using Unicode helps the readability of the input file, though. One can use for example ConTeXt with LuaLaTeX, which comes with the TeX live installation.
> Thank you very much for these hints, I'll try to apply them. 

> Now I've just downloaded the two versions of ConTEXT, which might well be the enhanced text editor I'm looking for since a while. LuaLaTeX will be very interesting too if I can edit source files with (however the bulk job is done in spreadsheet software which is Unicode; actual versions include even the UNICAR and UNICODE functions).

It is simplest to just download the whole Tex Live:
There is special package for OS X.

Though large, the main distribution lives in a single directory, so it is easy to throw away.

> I'll try if ConTeXt recognizes the Kana shift states (Gedit seemingly doesn't).

It seems to depending on the font:

When trying a OS X systems Arabic font, the ligatures where broken. However, when trying Khaled Hosny's <>, it seemed working.

There is a ConTeXt users list <>, as well as support pages <>

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