[NTG-context] User-Defined Commands With Key-Value Options

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Jul 20 00:50:03 CEST 2015


On 7/19/2015 1:24 PM, Joas Yannick wrote:
> Dear everyone,
>
> I am currently typesetting the old (published in 1707) French Bible of
> David Martin using
> ConTeXt MkIV. The source code looks like this:
>
> \startproduct martin1707
>      \startproject bibles % Page layout, fonts, language, etc.
>      \startbiblebook[number={1}, name={Genéſe}, abbreviation={Gen.},
> title={Le premier livre de Moyſe dit la Genéſe}]
>          \startbiblechapter[number={1}]
>              \startbibleverse[number={1}]
>                  Au commencement Dieu créa les cieux & la terre.
>              \stopbibleverse
>          \stopbiblechapter
>      \stopbiblebook
>      \startbiblebook[number={45}, name={Romains}, abbreviation={Rom.},
> title={Epiſtre de ſaint Paul apoſtre aux romains}]
>          \startbiblechapter[number={12}]
>              \startbibleverse[number={1}]
>                  Je vous exhorte donc, \bibleaddition{mes} fréres, par les
>                  compaſſions de Dieu, que vous préſentiez vos corps en
> ſacrifice
>                  vivant, ſaint, agréable à Dieu, \bibleaddition{qui eſt}
> vôtre
>                  raiſonnable ſervice.
>              \stopbibleverse
>              \startbibleverse[number={2}]
>                  Et ne vous conformez point à ce préſent ſiecle, mais ſoyez
>                  transformez par le renouvellement de vôtre entendement,
> afin que
>                  vous éprouviez quelle eſt la volonté de Dieu, bonne, &
> agréable,
>                  & parfaite.
>              \stopbibleverse
>          \stopbiblechapter
>      \stopbiblebook
> \stopproduct
>
> As you may know, all the Bibles are divided into books, and each book
> into chapters, and
> each chapter into verses. The purpose of \startbiblebook,
> \startbiblechapter, and \startbibleverse
> is to control the formatting thereof respectively (as \startsection,
> \startsubsection, etc., control
> the formatting of sections, subsections, etc.)
>
> Now, as you see. these commands are user-defined commands with key-value
> options. My
> goal is to define the way they do the formatting with Lua. But I do not
> know how to do. I
> know a bit about programming, so learning Lua is not a problem.

So how would you like to use lua? Is the data stored in lua?

Hans

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