# [NTG-context] right to left direction for itemize columns

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 06:41:54 CEST 2016

Hi Mohammad Reza,

I tried your example, but it seems to me that the way the columns are presented when writing Right-to-Left is still incorrect. In the following example one should have the column containing the lines « First » and « Second » to the right of the column containing « Third » and « Fourth ».

I don’t know if there is already a way to tell ConTeXt to do it in the right way, or Hans has to look into the righttoleft mechanism.
The same issue appears in the table mechanism.

By the way, the option
[direction=reverse]
seems to have no effect at all in Right-to-Left environment.

%%% begin example-RtoL-reverse.tex
\usemodule[simplefonts]
\setmainfont[ALM Fixed][features=arabic,range=arabic]

\setupdirections[bidi=global,method=two]
\setupalign[righttoleft]

\starttext
آزمایش نوشتن از راست به چپ

\startitemize[columns,two][direction=reverse]
\item First
\item Second
\item Third
\item Fourth
\stopitemize

آزمایش نوشتن از راست به چپ
\startitemize[columns,two][direction=reverse]

\startitem
یک
\stopitem

\startitem
دو
\stopitem

\startitem
سه
\stopitem

\startitem
چهار
\stopitem
\stopitemize
\stoptext
%%% end example-RtoL-reverse.tex

Best regards: OK

> On 27 Apr 2016, at 23:22, Mohammad Hossein Bateni <bateni at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I actually figured out that one can use the following:
>
> \startitemize[columns,two][direction=reverse]
> \item first
> \item second
> \item third
> \stopitemize
>
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Mohammad Hossein Bateni <bateni at gmail.com <mailto:bateni at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Wolfgang,
>
> Did you imply in the email below that a new key or something was added to \startitemize setups?  I mean, using \setupmixedcolumns works fine but is it possible to do this in each \startitemize individually?
>
> Thanks,
> Hossein
>
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 4:43 AM, Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com <mailto:schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Bou Salim <mailto:salimcollo7 at gmail.com> 21. Februar 2016 um 13:26
>> I have posted  a question in tex stack exchange
>> Customize right to left list in context <http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/294627/customize-right-to-left-list-in-context/294631?noredirect=1#comment713701_294631>
>> My aim is to obtain right to left  items arranged  in  multi-column, if I use
>> \startitemize [s,columns,three] [margin=1em]
>> the result is three column where first column start from left side of page, but I want it to start from right side of page.
>>
>> I can use \startcolumns[direction=left]\startitemize \item First \item Second \item Third \stopitemize \stopcolumns
>> but I think it look better if there is a key direction=left for the \startitemize environment such as used in columns environment.
> The underlying columns mechanism has a reverse option for the direction key. I sent a patch to the dev list which allows a direst setting of the direction value with the \startitemize command.
>
> \starttext
>
> \startitemize[columns,three]
> \dorecurse{9}{\item Entry \recurselevel}
> \stopitemize
>
> \blank[3*line]
>
> \setupmixedcolumns[itemgroupcolumns][direction=reverse]
>
> \startitemize[columns,three]
> \dorecurse{9}{\item Entry \recurselevel}
> \stopitemize
>
> \stoptext
>
> Wolfgang
>
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