[NTG-context] Why is the textarea not centered by default?

Sylvain Hubert champignoom at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 13:05:39 CET 2020

On Thu, 5 Nov 2020 at 11:57, Henri Menke <henri at henrimenke.de> wrote:

> %D The default dimensions are quite old and will not change. The funny
> fractions
> %D were introduced when we went from fixed dimensions to relative ones.
> Since
> %D \CONTEXT\ is a dutch package, the dimensions are based on the metric
> system.
> The
> %D asymmetrical layout is kind of handy for short quick||and||dirty stapled
> %D documents.
> https://github.com/contextgarden/context-mirror/blob/343fdd99ef79884fca1f86b49c950e03939aeedf/tex/context/base/mkiv/page-lay.mkiv#L1373-L1377

So it's for backward compatibility then.
Thanks for the nice anecdote!
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