[NTG-context] Quotation with footnote

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Sep 4 16:04:25 CEST 2020

Something like this?


Im übrigen ist der Mensch ein Lebewesen, das klopft, schlechte Musik macht und seinen Hund bellen läßt. Manchmal gibt er auch Ruhe, aber dann ist er tot.
\stopmyquote \footnote[f:9]{Kaspar Hauser (Kurt Tucholsky), Weltbühne 24, 16.\,6.\,1931}

But there may be smarter solutions.

Best wishes,

> On 4 Sep 2020, at 13:25, Henning Hraban Ramm <texml at fiee.net> wrote:
> My current book contains a lot of quotations with their sources marked as footnotes, e.g.
> \definedelimitedtext[Zitat][
>  %setups=Zitat, % doesn’t work!?
>  left=»,
>  right=«,
>  leftmargin=2em,
>  rightmargin=1.5em,
> ]
> \startZitat
> A rose is a rose is a rose.\footnote{Marx brothers}
> \stopZitat
> Now, since the quotations are whole sentences or paragraphs, the footnote marker needs to be placed _after_ the closing quotation mark. (German typography, I learned it’s different at least in US English.)
> I tried several approaches e.g. with my own single start/stop macros that call \start/stopnarrower or \start/stopZitat – that always lead to unclosed environments.
> * Only the delimitedtext approach gives a hanging opening quotation mark (which looks nice and I’d like to have).
> * \stopnarrower within a macro doesn’t seem to work (all following text stays narrower).
> * I can’t get rid of that space introduced by the CR before \stop – didn’t find a place where \gobblespacetokens works, maybe that’s the wrong command.
> Most preferred would be a solution that checked if there’s a footnote in front of \stopZitat and would put the closing quotation mark in front instead of after. Without a footnote it would just place the mark.
> Something like \stopZitat\footnote{...} would also be nice, but I guess that’s too far outside of TeX’s logic.
> In the worst case I’d need to typeset the closing mark manually.
> Some hints please?
> Hraban
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Taco Hoekwater
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