[NTG-context] more footnotes:-)

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Fri Jul 23 19:32:40 CEST 2004

Dear partners in crime,

I have come across a situation where, in a left-to-right document, I need 
to make the footnotes operate right to left: that is, the footnote numeral 
and rule should be on the right side of the page. Now when using the 
global direction changes that eomega/Gamma offers, this is trivial for a 
global right-to-left document (\pagedir TRT and \bodydir TRT are the 
global settings), but in a globally left-to-right document I have not been 
able to get this to work locally.

To explain:

\textdir TRT


\pardir TRT

locally switch the text and paragraph directions respectively, but not the 
footnote markers and rule. This is correct behavior of course. But I have 
an article that includes a long right-to-left extract with footnotes, and 
those footnotes need to be RL in the sense described above (numeral 
+ rule). Is there any way to add a parameter option to \setupfoonotes 
which, between---say, a \start-\stop---that can locally switch the 
location of the numeral and marker to RL?

Please help: I'm supposed to send this thing to the printer next week:-))


PS \pagedir TRT and \bodydir TRT don't seem to help this proble when 
applied in a local context.

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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