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

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 16:10:00 CEST 2016

Dear Mohammad-Hossein,

After updating my installation of ConTeXt indeed I see that the order of the columns is correct. (The version I have now is
2016.04.27 10:18 MKIV beta  fmt: 2016.4.28
and the previous one was version2016.04.22 09:10).

Somehow I did not notice the February change you mention in your message, and in any case my installation was probably not really up to date.

Best regards: OK
PS: I am sorry for having changed your first name, and I apologize for that…

> On 28 Apr 2016, at 09:55, Mohammad Hossein Bateni <bateni at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Otared,
>
> Your example works perfectly fine for me using version: 2016.04.13 16:46.  Perhaps, you're using an older version of CONTEXT.  There was a patch in February enabling this.  See the output of my run attached.
>
> —Hossein
>
> P.S.  My name is Mohammad *Hossein*, not Mohammad Reza :)
>
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 12:41 AM, Otared Kavian <otared at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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> 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> wrote:
>>> Bou Salim 21. Februar 2016 um 13:26
>>> I have posted  a question in tex stack exchange
>>> Customize right to left list in context
>>>
>>> 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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