[NTG-context] smaller symbol

Ciro Soto ciro at kavyata.com
Tue Dec 27 19:00:40 CET 2005

Thank you Taco and Mojca.
I had tried with \guillemotright and \guillemotleft  based on a latex manual
I found in the web. Since it didn't work, I then tried the \ll and \gg
Thank you Taco for the right syntax of the keywords.

On 12/27/05, Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/26/05, Ciro Soto wrote:
> > Invisible Friends:
> >
> >  I am trying to use \ll and \gg instead of quotation marks.
> >  The problem is that they are too big for my taste.
> >  What would be the easiest way to make them, say 0.75\bodyfontsize ?
> I guess that \leftguillemot instead of "\ll" already solves the
> problem, but if you really want to scale them, it's most elegant to do
> it this way:
> \installlanguage
>   [es]
>   [leftquotation={\scale[height=.75ex]{\leftguillemot}},
>    rightquotation={\scale[height=.75ex]{\rightguillemot}}]
>    % .75\bodyfontsize is way too big
>    % or the ugly \fakeleftguillemot instead of \leftguillemot, as Taco
> proposed
> \mainlanguage[es]
> \starttext
> \quotation{To quote or not to quote,} that's the question!
> \stoptext
> (Even if you don't need to scale them, this is the way how to get
> guillemots instead of "double commas".)
> The only problem is that they're scaled so that baseline remains where
> it is: quotation marks are placed too low because of that. So you
> probably want to do raise them a bit as well:
> \raise.25ex\hbox{\scale[height=.5ex]{\rightguillemot}}
> Mojca

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