[NTG-context] Hanging punctuation misalignment in footnotes

Jan Tosovsky j.tosovsky at email.cz
Tue Mar 29 23:07:22 CEST 2016

On 2014-02-23 Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> On 2014-02-22 Jan Tosovsky wrote: 
> > On 2014-02-22 Jan Tosovsky wrote:
> >>
> >> when hanging in footnotes is enabled and the starting character 
> >> is a punctuation, it is not protruded. However, the same character 
> >> in the footnote body works fine. When both cases are close each 
> >> other, it looks weird, see the screenshot:
> >>
> >> http://drifted.in/other/footnote_alignment.png
> >
> > A minimal example is available at
> > http://drifted.in/other/sample.tex
> One problem is the way how context places the footnote number in 
> front of the text, by default context uses the \llap command to move 
> the number into the left margin but this prevents also the protrusion
> of the opening quote. You can avoid this problem when you change the
> footnote setup to \setupnotation[footnote][alternative=margin].

Placing labels into margin seems to be a default settings. 

> The second problem which prevents the opening quote to protrude are
> the struts which are added by context at the begin and end of the 
> footnote content and there is no way to disable them because they are 
> needed to have proper spacing between the individual footnote texts 
> on the same page.

Hans quote from another thread:
> for the footnote case there is no real solution as the heuristics of
> finding a protrusion character cannot be tricked too much without
> breaking it in other cases
> but ... i think i can cook up something extra in the engine to drive
> the process

I can't reproduce the original issue in the latest beta (0.90). Was there
something improved in this regard?

It looks really great!

Many thanks, 


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