[NTG-context] Printing catchword or kustode

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 8 11:10:21 CEST 2019


On 10/7/2019 7:13 PM, Rik Kabel wrote:
> 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 Stra├čburg 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).

let's not go over the top for such a feature (no big deal to make it odd 
or even page only if needed, but first use it)

> 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.
i have no clue what it means but no one asked for it so we can relax 
about it

Hans

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