[NTG-context] Escaping a special character in a MetaPost figure within a ConTeXt document fails

Raymond LeClair raymond.leclair at synterein.com
Thu Dec 1 18:56:53 CET 2011


Thanks for the reply!

Found I needed to use \letterbackslash\letterhash for this to work. Does that make sense?

On Nov 30, 2011, at 10:37 AM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:

> Try:
> 
> using \letterhash instead of \#
> 
> or
> 
> \startasciimode
>> \def \FrontMatterTitle {
>> \startreusableMPgraphic{frontmattertitle:\overlaywidth:\overlayheight}
>>   matter_paper_width := 4.25in;
>>   matter_paper_height := 6.875in;
>>   front_left_margin := 0.388888888889in;
>>   top_margin := 0.347222222222in;
>>   draw (0, 0)--(matter_paper_width, matter_paper_height)
>>     withpen pencircle scaled 1bp withcolor white;
>>   picture titleText;
>> 
>>   %% == HERE IS THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM ==
>> 
>>   titleText := btex {\vbox{\hsize 2.72916666667in \baselineskip 38.0pt
>>                               \setupalign[flushleft,hyphenated,verytolerant]
>>                               \TitleFont THE BEGINNINGS OF #BOOM}} etex;
> %%%%%% NOTE I changed \# to # and % to %%
>>   labeloffset := 0bp;
>>   label.lrt(titleText, (front_left_margin,
>>                         matter_paper_height - top_margin));
>> \stopreusableMPgraphic
>> \reuseMPgraphic{frontmattertitle:\overlaywidth:\overlayheight}
>> }
> 
> \stopasciimode
> 
> You can also use \framed[width=2.73in, foregroundstyle={\TitleFont\setupinterlinespace[38pt],
> align={flushleft, ....}]{The ....} instead of explicit \vbox.
> 
> Aditya
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