[NTG-context] Short weekday option for date command

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 22:11:33 CEST 2020

Adam Reviczky schrieb am 08.04.2020 um 21:53:
> Thank you Hans and Wolfgang,
> I have updated the wiki (https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/date) 
> with the new dayshort/daylong options, but I seem to get an empty value 
> for every day after day 7, see example:
> \starttext
> \date[d=7,m=4,y=2008][{\dayshort\normalday},{,~},day,~,month,~,year] \par
> \date[d=8,m=4,y=2008][{\dayshort\normalday},{,~},day,~,month,~,year]
> \stoptext
> This gives me (note "sun" is missing in the second line):
> sat, 7 April 2008
> , 8 April 2008
> Am I using the options correctly?

No, the \daylong and \dayshort expect a number between 1 and 7 and 
result in a label for the requested day of the week but it's not meant
to be used in \currentdate.

> Still using luatex and not luametatex.

To get the short names with \currentdate you have to append ":mnem" to 
the weekday, w, WEEKDAY or W keywords.





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