# [NTG-context] [MkIV] How to get the local size of a column

Pierre-François Bonnefoi bonnefoi at unilim.fr
Tue May 19 14:19:19 CEST 2015

I've found a workaround by passing the value as an argument to the lua code :

\def\stopzonetexte
{\ctxlua{userdata.traiterbuffer(buffers.getcontent('zonetexte'),[==[\the\hsize]==])}

Now, I try to figure how to get em size in points.

> On 19 May 2015, at 12:31, Pierre-François Bonnefoi <bonnefoi at unilim.fr> wrote:
>
> Hello Hans,
>
> I try to get the equivalent of \the\hsize in Lua, in order to render some verbatim text to the current width of the column.
>
> Thank you for your help,
> Pierre-François.
>
>> On 19 May 2015, at 12:16, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl <mailto:pragma at wxs.nl>> wrote:
>>
>> On 5/18/2015 8:00 PM, Pierre-François Bonnefoi wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Is it possible to get the current width of a column from a paragraph
>>> into Lua ?
>>
>> it all depends on where and how you access that but normally the width of a hlist will do
>>
>>>

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