# [dev-context] Yet another footnote bug (or two).

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Sep 27 09:16:02 CEST 2005

Brooks Moses wrote:
> Again, from playing with footnote examples on the Wiki.
>
>     \starttext
>     {\bfd This is text\footnote{And a footnote.}.}
>     This is text\footnote{With a footnote.}.
>     \stoptext
>
> The footnote symbol shows up appropriately sized for normal text, not
> for the extra-large text.  (It is boldface, though.)

In this case, using \switchtobodyfont works better

\starttext
{\switchtobodyfont[22pt]\bf
This is text\footnote{And a footnote.}.}
\stoptext

> On the other hand, in chapter headings, the opposite problem occurs --
> the footnote is too large.  Note, in the following example, that the
> footnote in the chapter heading is a good bit larger than the x-height
> of the neighboring font, whereas the footnote in the ordinary text is a
> little bit smaller than the x-height of the neighboring font.

Yup. Don't have a workaround ready for that.

Taco