[NTG-context] quote and quotation

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 13:23:18 CEST 2006

On 7/21/06, Hans van der Meer wrote:
> The \quote and \quotation macros surround text with quotation marks. These
> are made language dependent.
> In dutch the old way was an opening mark at the baseline and closing at the
> top of the letters; ConTeXt has been programmed this way.
> However, the lower quotation mark is less and less used in Dutch (vide Jan
> Renkema, Schrijfwijzer, 2002, p.382) and the English variants are now
> commonly used.
> This leads to two questions:
> 1. is there a setup-macro that can be used? (switching language around
> before quote and changing back inside is a bit awkward);
>  \setupdelimitedtext[..][..]  is not documented in the manual, is this the
> one to use, and how?
>  I tried this but could not effect a change and from the code I could not
> deduce what to change.


We also use two variants of quotation marks. I thought that having a
single option to switch between the two variants would be handy (and
easy to implement), but I don't know how to call it. If I need the
other variant of quotation marks I use the definition above.

> 2. is this a case for changing ConTeXt's default for Dutch?

I doubt. There were too many texts written already and I guess that
people would get confused if the quotation marks would be changed at


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