On 2022-01-19 12:39, Rik Kabel via ntg-context wrote:

This is still a problem with the current standalone.


%% The above example fails to compile when there is no tuc file,
%%    complaining of a missing number in line 4. When lines 4
%%    and 5 are removed and the file is compiled, producing
%%    a .tuc file, and then they are restored, the example
%%    compiles without error. The effect of having or not having
%%    an associated .tuc file does seem a bit odd.

Surely there is a way to get the number from a label reference that can then be converted to a numeral of choice.


(A year later) Is there still no way to do this without resorting to the .tuc-file gimmick?

The need is to take a label reference number and display it under a different numberconversion regime.