# [NTG-context] wrong space when compressseparator is empty

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Thu Jun 27 07:43:19 CEST 2013

```Dear Hans,

I have the following sample:

\showstruts
\setupnote[linenote][paragraph=yes, inbetween=\hskip1.5em]
\setupnotation[linenote][alternative=serried, compress=yes,
compressseparator=, distance=1em]
\starttext
\startlinenumbering
\dorecurse{500}{text\linenote{variant} }
\stoplinenumbering
\stoptext

that shows the following issue: when compressseparator is set to none,
ConTeXt doesn’t suppress the distance that comes after the separator at
the beginning of the line.

As a general rule, I think it would make sense to always suppress
distance after separator when the separator isn’t set (not only at the
beginning of the line). This wouldn’t only fix the issue described
above, but it would avoid that compressed linenotes have more separation
space than uncompressed ones.

Could you fix this?