[NTG-context] Printing catchword or kustode

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 8 11:07:52 CEST 2019


On 10/7/2019 9:20 PM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
> 
>> Am 2019-10-07 um 19:13 schrieb Rik Kabel <context at rik.users.panix.com>:
>>
>> On 8/10/2019 10:14, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>> On 8/10/2019 2:25 PM, Jan Ulrich Hasecke wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> Visiting a museum in Straßburg I saw an old book from Gutenbergs times where the
>>>> first word of the next page was printed below the last line of the current page.
>>>>
>>>> The word, sometimes only a syllable of the first word from the next page, is
>>>> called catchword or Kustode. They used it to ensure that they bind the pages in
>>>> the right order.
>>>>
>>>> I think that it can also be of help if you read a book.
>>>>
>>>> Is this possible with ConTeXt?
>>> not that hard to implement if really needed
>>
>> Here is a vote for implementing it. I find myself writing catchwords by hand on speeches I have to give. An automated system of generating them would be most welcome.
>>
>> I suggest that they should optionally be sensitive to the page spread. That is, for two-sided documents there should be an option to print them only on recto pages. Perhaps some tuning for length, defaulting to one word, as well. Placement is traditionally in the bottom inside of the outside margin (directly below the text block, flush right).
>>
>> I do not know if this practice is found in RTL languages, but I do not see why it would not be adaptable to them as well.
> 
> It is already implemented, look for the catchword module.
> Strangely I can’t find it ATM, but since I listed it in my book it was there, and we talked about it at the meeting.

maybe i sent it to you for testing but anwyay it was shown at the 
meeting indeed (one of the things kept back till the meeting because 
it's a dangerous bend as well as a dirty trick) .. i'll add it to the 
beta (had to make it also work with mkiv as it was lmtx)
  Hans

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