# [NTG-context] Grid-keeping list (again)

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Apr 13 13:25:09 CEST 2007

```Johannes Kuester wrote:
> Dear Luigi,
>
> luigi scarso wrote:
>
>> hmm maibe i have not understand, but
>>
>> \zeichen{0002}{b}{second letter \vrule width 0.1pt height 1em depth2em }{}%
>> %% or this
>> %%  \zeichen{0002}{b}{second letter \blank Mlg() }{}%
>>
>> breaks the rule.
>>
>> Or not ?
>>
>
> Yes, it does, definitely. So it's my (or any other user's)
> responsibility that the cells contain only "allowed" stuff.
>
> I still have to see how to deal with large symbols (bigops and
> integrals). Maybe with "\blank[medium]" in between (and some "\smash"),
> so that every second line will be on the grid again.
>
> When I typeset a similar list previously (for Detailtypografie), I still
> did that in LaTeX. That required a lot of trickery and manual
> correction, but at least I was able to do it (and yes, it was arranged
> on a grid, but LaTeX didn't know that).
>
> That is currently my main conceptual problem with ConTeXt: sometimes
> it's too high-level and too clever, and it's hard to figure out how to
> do the trickery and the tweaking ...
>
>
there is some some gridmath support available; see details.pdf

Hans

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