[NTG-context] lot of newbie questions

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Fri Dec 2 14:36:28 CET 2005

On Dec 2, 2005, at 8:30 AM, toto at tots-ns.net wrote:

> Hello list, I've got a lot of newbie questions. I'm writing a  
> technical document with context for the first time to try it. I  
> come from a TeX/LaTeX world.
> -> How to print a tilda? I'm trying to write an URL with a tilda in  
> it with the font \tt. \widetilda, \tilda do not output any  
> character. Even \~{} do not print anything. And it does not seem to  
> appear somewhere in the wiki or in the "special characters" section  
> of the "ConTeXt an excursion" excellent document.
Which encoding are you using? Try \texttilde

> -> How could I do french guillemets (<< and >>)? Is it possible?
Which inputregime are you using? With \enableregime[utf], you can  
input them directly, or try \leftguillemot and \rightguillemot (yes,  
the names are moronic, but that's Adobe's fault)

> -> I would like to make a glossary, ie an index with a definition  
> for each entry. Many parts of the manual could help me but i don't  
> really now in which direction to dig: is it a list of definition?  
> Should I use registers?
> -> I'm trying to put a metapost graphic in the margin like te  
> example in the manual reference (page 47) using the following command:
> \definestartstop[important][command={\inmarge{\useMPgraphic{bang} 
> [width=\marginwidth]}}]
> But (of course :) it does not work at all and put some blank pages.  
> Any idea?
For these two, others will have to help.



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