# [NTG-context] Footnote rules for bidi document

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Jan 9 14:07:59 CET 2016

```On 1/9/2016 3:15 AM, Mohammad Hossein Bateni wrote:
> I updated the documentation on context garden.  Hans, I hadn't noticed
> that you updated the macros on the same day as your last message!
>
> I had another question regarding the definition of notes/footnotes.  It
> is not that important but I am curious: is it possible to define two
> notes that are essentially the same except for some of their stylistic
> definitions?  Let me give an example.
>
> some text \Afootnote{A}
> more text \Bfootnote{B}
> some more text \Afootnote{C}
>
> And I want the result at the bottom of the page to read:
>
> 1 A
> 2 B
> 3 C
>
> However, I'd like to have the power to control how the numbers are
> typeset in the text and at the bottom, as well as determine the fonts,
> etc. of \Afootnote and \Bfootnote separately.

\definenote[handnote][footnote] \setupnotation[handnote][style=bold]
\definenote[earnote] [footnote] \setupnotation[earnote]
[style=bolditalic,color=green]
\definenote[nosenote][earnote]  \setupnotation[nosenote][color=red]

\starttext

a foot note \footnote{A}
a hand note \handnote{B}
an ear note \earnote{C}
a nose note \nosenote{D}

\stoptext

> On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 11:21 AM, Mohammad Hossein Bateni
> <bateni at gmail.com <mailto:bateni at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>             That said, I'm not asking for this to be the default. I only
>             want to
>             know how it can be achieved. The code will be put in my
>             style file or
>             module.
>
>
>         i'll add rule=paragraph (i.e. listen to the first following
>         paragraph if possible) ... you need to document it as for sure i
>
>
>     Awesome!  Thanks, Hans!  Once this becomes available and I test it,
>     I'll update the documentation for Footnotes on Context Garden.
>
>             Is it possible to determine the direction of the first line
>             of footnote
>             block while typesetting the footnote rule? I imagine it
>             should not be
>             difficult in Lua. Note that this may be the leftover from a long
>             footnote that started on some previous page.
>
>
>     —MHB
>
>
>
>
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