[NTG-context] Critical editions with ConTeXt

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Wed Jul 22 22:19:34 CEST 2015


On 07/22/2015 09:26 PM, Talal wrote:
> [...]
> I would like to be able to automate (through macros) the making of a
> critical apparatus' note. This is for two reasons. First, the body text
> and the lemma in the note below should be identical: as such, they
> ideally not have to be typed twice, as it introduces the possibility of
> error. Furthermore, if one manually writes out \linenote{Lemma ]
> Comment} in the body of the text, you forego the separation of content
> and style, since the separator ] has been hardcoded in.

Hi Talal,

I wonder whether creating a new thread should be the right thing to do.
The original thread is three years old.

Anyway, this may help you (it isn’t my original code):

    \unexpanded\def\doVariant#1#2#3%
       {\startlinenote[#1]{#2] #3}#2\stoplinenote[#1]}

    \newcounter\countvariants
    \unexpanded\def\variant
       {\doglobal\increment\countvariants
        \normalexpanded{\doVariant{Varia:\countvariants}}}

    \starttext

    \startlinenumbering

    \dorecurse{20}{\variant{donald e knuth}{herman zapf} }

    \stoplinenumbering

    \stoptext

BTW, it has a “minor issue”: hyphenation doesn’t work in the body text
It works fine in the notes. I reported this, but I’m afraid it hasn’t
been solved.

Just in case it helps,


Pablo
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