# [NTG-context] LaTeX reledmac: what about ConTeXt ?

Sun May 22 10:05:36 CEST 2016

```Hi Pablo and others columns addicts !
I answer to myself, trying to understand why there is a mismatch when trying to parse a bunch of pages with 2 columns. It seems to have a problem with filling the page, even on the first page. I get back to basics and to the documentation, testing an explicit sample (sample 901, page 45, on numbering lines on 2 columns set).

I change the section title and I copy/paste the first paragraph of an english translation of an Aristotelian text. I put 'regular' instead of 'bold' for numbering lines.
Please, would you mind to test this following code ?
JP

\usemodule[newcolumnsets]
\definecolumnset[example][n=2,page=middle,distance=1cm]
\setupcolumnset
[example]
[background=contrast]
% \definecolor[fakerulecolor][white] \faketriggertrue
[section]
[style=\bfd]
\setuplinenumbering
[style=regular,
distance=0pt,
align=inner]
\starttext
\startcolumnset[example]
\dorecurse{30}{
\startsection[title=Things are said to be named #1]
\startlinenumbering
Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name 'animal'; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.\par
\stoplinenumbering
\stopsection}
\stopcolumnset
\stoptext

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De: "Jean-Pierre Delange" <adeimantos at free.fr>
À: "mailing list for ConTeXt users" <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
Envoyé: Dimanche 22 Mai 2016 09:20:16
Objet: Re: [NTG-context] LaTeX reledmac: what about ConTeXt ?

Hi Pablo,

Reading the documentation again (i.e. columnsets.pdf), I see that the module \definecolumnset[example][n=2] allow how to define how many pages we want a set of columns, each of one being define with its own number of lines and so on. Therefore, the behaviour of the first page will be different of the second, etc. Further, one have to imagine a first recto (odd) page blank, followed by an even page (even, left page) with a double columns (greek-latin text) and the next third page (odd one) with commentaries. Then, one have to define the layout, because the number of lines of the greek-latin text on left page has to fit with the commentaries on the right page (and because it is not the same layout). Moreover, one can imagine for the moment a printed odd page (on left page) and a blank one (on the right page).
Maybe it is this behaviour (when a page is filled)- and necessary there is another behaviour to deal with when context parse for the even page - about which we have to scrutinize.

The purpose of columnset module is to set how many column for a single page and how to fit this columns to a number of defined pages (with titles and pictures). Its goal is not to make separate columns on the same page. At least as far as I can understand the process.
JP

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De: "Jean-Pierre Delange" <adeimantos at free.fr>
À: "mailing list for ConTeXt users" <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
Envoyé: Samedi 21 Mai 2016 12:16:44
Objet: Re: [NTG-context] LaTeX reledmac: what about ConTeXt ?

Hi Pablo,

I'm trying to find a path through the 2 columns set greek-latin with 'criticus apparatus'.

1. If you put a bigger text for avoid the \dorecurse command, with \definecolumnset[example][n=2, balance=yes] in the preamble, then the following coding (note: \startcolumnset and \stopcolumnset commands), all is well as ends well IF ONLY the text's length is less than a page. If the text length is larger than one page, there is a mismatch as a result, where the latin text goes is overprinted on the French text and the footnotes are overprinted by the Greek text.

2. Moreover, if you comment the \dorecurse command, with a short Greek and Latin text (only a paragraph each), all the notes are well printed, the same for the numbering line, but the French text is overprinted by the right column Latin ! (Points 1., and 2. without  ConteXt complaining or any error in the log file.

\dorecurse{8}{
\startcolumnset[example]{
\Stephanus{1a} [1a] Ὁμώνυμα [...greek text...]
etc.
The result is the same as point 2.
I conclude there is a problem with the columnset command...

4. Now, I wonder if there is not a problem with brackets around the Greek-Latin text...
Jp

\starttext
\start\fr % some text in French
Définir un apparat critique et le mettre en page avec un
traitement de texte courant est un véritable casse-tête. LaTeX et
ConTeXt offrent des outils d'automatisation encore assez mal connus
dans la communauté des éditeurs, notamment dans l'édition
savante, pour la collation et la comparaison de textes
médiévaux.\par
\stop

% \dorecurse{8}{
\startcolumnset[example]{
\Stephanus{1a} [1a] Ὁμώνυμα [...greek text...]
\column

\startlinenumbering[continue]
Aequivoca dicuntur quorum \CNote{nomen}{première note} solum
commune est, secundum nomen vero \ANote{substantiae}{seconde note}
\ANote{ratio}{seconde note} diversa, ut animal
\DNote{homo}{troisième note} et quod pingitur. Horum enim solum nomen commune est [...Latin text...]
\stoplinenumbering

\stopcolumnset}
\stoptext

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De: "Pablo Rodriguez" <oinos at gmx.es>
À: "mailing list for ConTeXt users" <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
Envoyé: Vendredi 20 Mai 2016 23:02:34
Objet: Re: [NTG-context] LaTeX reledmac: what about ConTeXt ?

On 05/20/2016 09:51 PM, Jean-Pierre Delange wrote:
> Hi Pablo,
>
> Thanks to have correct my mistake. It works !
> If you take this sample and place the number 8 in \dorecurse{4} in
> place of 4, you'll see something which is better than our first
> attempts. Now, it's only the last paragraph of the first page, which is
> messed up. After a somehow puzzled or erratic Wille zu Macht in the
> location of this last paragraph, ConTeXt locates very fine the last ones
> and does what it has to do ! But it's better to say that my code is weak ...

Hi Jean-Pierre,

there is something weird with columns and the last paragraph.

Even using exactly the same text for both left and right columns (as
shown in https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2016/085544.html),
the paragraph on the left fits on the first page, but the paragraph on
the right doesn’t.

Well, if that isn’t a bug, I’d like to know what I’m missing there.

Pablo
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