# [NTG-context] Ending strings with non-break space in lang-txt.lua

Marco Patzer lists at homerow.info
Wed Dec 5 19:47:31 CET 2018

Hi!

I've got a few unfortunate line breaks in my documents. In particular, breaks
are introduced in between the string “page” and the number:

See figure 1 at page
2.

The reason is that many strings in lang-txt.lua end in a space, rather than a
non-break space:

["atpage"]={
["labels"]={
…
["en"]="at page ",
…

I fixed this by defining

\setuplabeltext
[en]
[atpage=at page\nbsp]

So I wonder: Does it ever make sense to have a regular space at the end of
those commands? I just skimmed through the file and most, if not all, strings
ending in a space would actually benefit from having it replaced by a
non-break space IMO.

Example:

\def\pageref#1%%
{\in{figure}[#1] \labeltext{atpage}\at[#1]}

\starttext
\hsize 3cm
See \pageref{foo}.

\page \startplacefigure [reference=foo] \stopplacefigure
\stoptext

Marco


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