# [NTG-context] critical editions in context

h h extern pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 15 23:15:34 CET 2005

Thomas A.Schmitz wrote:
> Sorry, hit the "send" button by accident.
>
> OK, I feel guilty resurrecting this stale thread, but I can't resist
>
> I found this in m-arabtex.tex:
>
> and later
>
>
> Both lines are commented out, so I'm still wondering if edmac will work
> with ConTeXt "out of the box."
>
> The absolute basics that are needed for critical editions are:
>
> 1. Capability to have footnotes with reference to line-number instead of
> counter. These notes must not end with a newline character (see
> ASCII-art at end of post), but must provide the possibility to have
> several on one line. These notes must not flow, they have to stay on the
> same page as the reference. Horizontal tolerance can be set to very
> sloppy to achieve this
>
> 2. Must be possible to apply a format like \bf vel. sim. to the reference.
>
> 3. Within these notes, it should be possible to refer to other line
> numbers.
>
> 4. Nice, but not quite essential: possibility to have notes in more than
> one column.
>
> 5. Not absolutely basic, but important for serious work: have more than
> one set of notes referring to the same passage.
>
> Is this possible in ConTeXt "out of the box"? If not, I'd be willing to
> roll up my sleeves and help, but would like to know which would be a
> good starting point.
>
> I looked at core-ltn.tex. I'm not sure if core-nnt and page-nnt refer to
> core-not and page-not; I couldn't find anything appropriate in these files.

the files are in the main distribution for some time; i'm still waiting for
idris to test them; following is my test file (seems that it has a patch -)

% interface=en

\unprotect

\def\dohandlelinenote#1#2#3%
{\bgroup
\expanded{\beforesplitstring#2}\at--\to\linenotelinenumber
\ifnum\linenotelinenumber=\linenumber\relax
\def\linenotelinenumber##1{#2}%
\setupnote[#1]
[\c!numbercommand=\linenotelinenumber,
\c!textcommand=\gobbleoneargument]%
\setnote[#1]{#3}%
\fi
\egroup}

\protect

\starttext

\tracelinenotestrue

\setuppapersize[S6][S6]

\setupcolors[state=start]
\setuptyping[option=color]

\definelinenote[extralinenote][rule=off,frame=on,framecolor=darkgreen]
\setuplinenote [linenote]     [rule=off,frame=on,framecolor=darkred,n=2]

\showframe

\startbuffer[test]
\doglobal\increment\DummyNumber % else dups due to reuse
\startlinenumbering[100]
test \linenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \startlinenote [well:\DummyNumber] {oeps} test test test test test test
test \linenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \extralinenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \linenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \extralinenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \stoplinenote [well] test test test test test test
\stoplinenumbering
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[test] \getbuffer[test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[align=left]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=1em,
align=left]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=2em,
distance=.5em,
align=left]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=2em,
align=middle]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[conversion=romannumerals,
start=1,
step=1,
location=text,
style=slanted,
color=blue,
width=1.5em]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \startnarrower\getbuffer[setup,test]\stopnarrower} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=4em,
left=--,
right=--,
align=middle]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup-1]
\setuplinenumbering
[style=\bfxx,
command=\WatchThis]
\stopbuffer

\startbuffer[setup-2]
\def\WatchThis#1%
{\ifodd\linenumber
\definecolor[linecolor][red]%
\else
\definecolor[linecolor][green]%
\fi
\inframed
[offset=1pt,frame=off,background=color,backgroundcolor=linecolor]
{#1}}
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup-1,setup-2] \getbuffer[setup-1,setup-2,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup-1]
\setuplinenumbering
[location=inright,
style=\bfxx,
command=\WatchThis]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup-1] \getbuffer[setup-1,setup-2,test]} \page

\stoptext

> Best
>
> Thomas
>
> Example what should be possible:
>
> 1 This manual is about ConTEXt, a system for typesetting documents.
> 2 Central element in this name is the word TEX because the typographical
> 3 programming language TEX is the base for ConTEXt. People who are used
> 4 to TEX will probably identify this manual as a TEX document. They
> recognise
> 5 the use of \. One may also notice that the way pararaphs are broken
> into lines
> 6 is often better than in the avarage typesetting system.
>
> 1 manual A: handbook B     2 name A: concept B,C     typographical A:
> computational B, euphoric C   4 manual A: handbook B (as in l. 1)
>
> On Sep 23, 2003, at 5:46 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
>
>> At 09:12 23/09/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Thomas,
>>>
>>> "Thomas A.Schmitz" wrote:
>>>
>>> > In March/April 2002, Hans and Idris had an interesting exchange about
>>> > the topic "critical editions in context" here in ntg-context; the main
>>> > question was whether the functionality of edmac could be
>>> implemented in
>>> > context. I'd be curious to know whether anything came out of it, I
>>> > couldn't find any follow-up.
>>>
>>> Hans has already done some preliminary work in this direction. I
>>> could not
>>> completely test it because the implementations used hooks from e-TeX.
>>> Now
>>> that eOmega/Aleph is available I will be able to be a bit more
>>> proactive in
>>> testing/suggesting things.
>>>
>>> I don't remember if Hans added the xperimental stuff for critical
>>> editions
>>> to the latest beta. But I'm going to have to start testing this stuff
>>> soon,
>>> because the next issue of our journal is supposed to have a couple of
>>> small
>>> Arabic critical editions in it.
>>
>>
>> if i'm right, you have somewhere:
>>
>> \input page-nnt
>> \input core-nnt
>> \input core-lnt
>>
>> (multiple footnote classes, arbitrary footnote placement, line refs in
>> footnotes and so)
>>
>> Hans
>
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