[NTG-context] Dropped caps, \startlines\stoplines, and indentation question

Radhelorn radhelorn at mail.ru
Wed Jan 25 20:59:51 CET 2006


Adrian Drury wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm having trouble using dropped caps within \startlines\stoplines.
> I'm trying to typeset some poetry and I'm using
> \setuplines[space=yes]. I'd like to use dropped caps and have the
> indented lines be additionally indented by any space at the beginning
> of the lines.
> 
> See the following example - the first part shows roughly the result I
> want (but with manual formatting/spacing), the second part shows the
> result of \DroppedCaps inside \startlines\stoplines, and the third
> part uses the lettrine module. The lettrine module comes close, but
> Nindent doesn't seem to affect the indented lines within
> \startlines\stoplines.
> 
> \usemodule[lettrine]
> \def\MyDroppedCaps%
> {	\DroppedCaps
>         {} {Serif} {2\baselineskip} {2pt} {1\baselineskip} {2}
> }
> \setuplines[space=yes]
> 
> \starttext
> \MyDroppedCaps S{\sc umer} is icumen in,\crlf
> \hbox to .6em{}Lhude sing cuccu!\crlf
> Groweth sed, and bloweth med,\crlf
> \hbox to .6em{}And springth the wude nu---\crlf
> \hbox to 3.3em{}Sing cuccu!
> 
> \startlines
> \MyDroppedCaps S{\sc umer} is icumen in,
>   Lhude sing cuccu!
> Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
>   And springth the wude nu---
>           Sing cuccu!
> \stoplines
> 
> \startlines
> \lettrine{S}{umer} is icumen in,
>   Lhude sing cuccu!
> Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
>   And springth the wude nu---
>           Sing cuccu!
> \stoplines
> \stoptext
> 
> Any suggestions for how to do this? I'm a beginning ConTeXt user, so
> if there's a better/different way to do this, I'd be happy to hear it!
> 
> Also, I read the list in digest form. For the benefit of people using
> threaded mail readers, is there a better way to reply to individual
> messages than replying to the digest message and editing the Subject
> line appropriately?
> 
> Thanks very much,
> Adrian Drury
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> 

Try

\startlines
\vbox{\lettrine{S}{umer} is icumen in,\crlf Lhude sing cuccu!}
  Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
    And springth the wude nu---
            Sing cuccu!
\stoplines



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