[NTG-context] questions regarding `\date`

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 31 10:29:39 CEST 2010


Dear ConTeXt folks,


Am Samstag, den 28.08.2010, 16:02 +0200 schrieb Paul Menzel:

> I have four questions regarding `\date`. I looked at the page in the
> Wiki [1], in the ConTeXt user manual on page 159 [2][3] and tried some
> things, but could not figure it out.
> 
> I am using Debian Sid/unstable and I am a total beginner regarding
> ConTeXt.
> 
> 0. I guess the first question is, if `\date` is supposed to be used
> inside a text anyway or just when for example setting the title page.
> 
> 1. No space is inserted after using `\date[…]`.
> 
> 	text \date[d=29,m=8,y=2099] text
> 
> result:	text 29. August 2099text
> 
> Is that intentional? A slash after the command fixes it.
> 
> 	text \date[d=29,m=8,y=2099]\ text

this question was answered by Wolfgang and he gave a solution.

> 2. I do not want that one digit months have the zero displayed. But
> using `m` acts as using `month`.
> 
> 	\date[d=29,m=8,y=2099][d,.\,,m]
> 
> result: 29. August
> 
> 3. Spacing between numbers. Using LaTeX there were some suggestions to
> typeset a date using small spaces like `29.\,8.\,2010`. I guess this
> depends on the fonts used and personal taste? If there is a rule, maybe
> that could be added to the typesetting chapter in the user manual.

Could you answer or give your opinions an 0., 2. and 3. please? That
would be great.


Thanks,

Paul
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