[NTG-context] Typesetting abbreviations

Clyde Johnston context at couthies.com
Sun Oct 28 11:59:36 CET 2018


This is very insightful.  I am not a professional typographer but to my eye,
the problem is really with the period.  It should really be treated as a
modification to the previous character rather than a separate full-stop
character.  This way the spacing would work as designed.

 

\setuppapersize[A8]

 

\starttext

 

Mr. \vrule John Doe

 

Mr\kern-.1em.~\vrule John Doe

 

\setuplanguage [en] [spacing=packed]

 

Mr. \vrule John Doe

 

Mr\kern-.1em.~\vrule John Doe

\stoptext

 

Maybe this would be better handled with a macro.

 

Clyde

 

From: Wolfgang Schuster [mailto:wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:54 AM
To: mailing list for ConTeXt users; Clyde Johnston
Subject: Re: [NTG-context] Typesetting abbreviations

 

You can disable the bigger space at the end of a sentence with the spacing
key from \setuplanguage but as you can see from the example below ~ creates
a normal space.

\setuppapersize[A8]

\starttext

Mr. \vrule John Doe

Mr.~\vrule John Doe

Mr.\nobreakspace\vrule John Doe

Mr.\ \vrule John Doe

Mr.\narrownobreakspace\vrule John Doe

\blank

Mr. \vrule John Doe

\setuplanguage [en] [spacing=packed]

Mr. \vrule John Doe

\stoptext

Wolfgang


Clyde Johnston schrieb am 27.10.18 um 23:04:



What is the correct way to typeset an abbreviation in ConTeXt?  The space
after the full stop seems too big and if I use \thinspace, I cannot use
ties.

 

No command - space is too big

\starttext

Mr. John Doe

\stoptext

 

With tie - space is too big

\starttext

Mr.~John Doe

\stoptext

 

With \thinspace - looks right except at an end of line

\starttext

Mr.\thinspace John Doe

\stoptext

 

Any suggestions are welcome!

 

Thanks,

Clyde






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