# [NTG-context] how to change the colour of the footnote marker

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Mon Apr 9 09:45:10 CEST 2018

```On 4/9/2018 12:33 AM, Robert Zydenbos wrote:
> Greetings, Tomáš,
>
> On 08.04.2018 17:41, Tomas Hala wrote:
>
>> Hi Robert,
>>
>> I don't understand if you need solution for MkII, or
>> if you tried something from MkII.
>>
>> For MkIV you can use this:
>>
>> defmycmd#1{startcolor[kleur]#1stopcolor}
>> setupnotation[footnote][numbercommand=mycmd]
>>
>> (But I don't know whether it will work witk MkII.)
>
> Thank you for the proffered help – but I found a very similar snippet of
> code in a message to this list from 2015 and tried it.
>
> Mk II does not have \setupnotation[footnote] yet, and when I
> 'translated' it to \setupfootnotes (which ordinarily ought to work in Mk
> II), it unfortunately did not work. (I need to use Mk II because I need
> the functionality of XeTeX.)

just curious: what do you mis in mkiv / luatex

> However, Wolfgang gave the solution! I do not know why that is the
> solution :-), but it works.
>
>> The best,
>
> Robert
>

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