[NTG-context] lmtx update

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 18:23:28 CEST 2020

ebohoyod schrieb am 16.09.2020 um 17:52:
> Hi,
> It seems that the Lettrine module is one of those affected:
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/562534/does-context-fail-in-the-lmtx-environment-with-the-lettrine-module?noredirect=1#comment1418902_562534 
> But, honestly, first, I don't know what means "/Of course it might have 
> other side effects once in lmtx we everywhere expect freezing to be 
> enabled./"
> I suppose that, in order not to be a nuisance (and not to digress into 
> this real subject of interest), a short answer would be enough to put me 
> on track to investigate it.
> On the other hand, I suppose the best practice, from what I have just 
> read, would be not to use \forgetparagraphfreezing globaly, but 
> \forgetparagraphfreezing  and \setparagraphfreezing at the beginning and 
> end of the first paragraph respectively of each chapter.  Would this be 
> the least harmful way? That is, wrapping it up to avoid this provisional 
> failure of the Lettrine with LMTX module, but at the same time to avoid 
> affecting that default freezing proposal in the rest of the document, 
> right?
> By the way, and just out of curiosity, how does the recommended 
> provisional command work? Would it be something like this in the preamble?:
> \definingparagraphs
>      firstparagraph][n=1]
>      \setupparagraphs [firstparagraph][1][align={hanging}]
> And then this arrangement in the \input files?:
> \startfirstparagraph
> \lettrine{B}{lah} blah, blah, blah...
> \stopfirstparagraph
> \blank [overlay] \strut
> I know it's a dirty, inelegant solution, but I can't think of a better 
> one at the moment.

Below is a minimal example which doesn't rely on the module,
the problem is caused by the order of the \noindent and \parshape

When a paragraph starts before the \parshape values are set
the arguments are ignored because the values are already frozen
at this moment, when you set the values before the paragraphs
starts ConTeXt applies them.


\hsize 10cm

% lettrine module, \noindent before \parshape

\parshape 3 1cm 9cm 1.5cm 8.5cm 0cm 10cm
\input weisman


% working order, \parshape before \noindent

\parshape 3 1cm 9cm 1.5cm 8.5cm 0cm 10cm
\input weisman



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