# Re: [NTG-context] critical editions in context

Thomas A.Schmitz wrote:
Sorry, hit the "send" button by accident.

OK, I feel guilty resurrecting this stale thread, but I can't resist asking again.

I found this in m-arabtex.tex:
%    \pushmacro\edmacloaded   \let \edmacloaded   \undefined

and later

%    \popmacro\edmacloaded

Both lines are commented out, so I'm still wondering if edmac will work with ConTeXt "out of the box."

The absolute basics that are needed for critical editions are:

1. Capability to have footnotes with reference to line-number instead of counter. These notes must not end with a newline character (see ASCII-art at end of post), but must provide the possibility to have several on one line. These notes must not flow, they have to stay on the same page as the reference. Horizontal tolerance can be set to very sloppy to achieve this

2. Must be possible to apply a format like \bf vel. sim. to the reference.

3. Within these notes, it should be possible to refer to other line numbers.

4. Nice, but not quite essential: possibility to have notes in more than one column.

5. Not absolutely basic, but important for serious work: have more than one set of notes referring to the same passage.

Is this possible in ConTeXt "out of the box"? If not, I'd be willing to roll up my sleeves and help, but would like to know which would be a good starting point.

I looked at core-ltn.tex. I'm not sure if core-nnt and page-nnt refer to core-not and page-not; I couldn't find anything appropriate in these files.

the files are in the main distribution for some time; i'm still waiting for idris to test them; following is my test file (seems that it has a patch -)

% interface=en

\unprotect

\def\dohandlelinenote#1#2#3%
{\bgroup
\expanded{\beforesplitstring#2}\at--\to\linenotelinenumber
\ifnum\linenotelinenumber=\linenumber\relax
\def\linenotelinenumber##1{#2}%
\setupnote[#1]
[\c!numbercommand=\linenotelinenumber,
\c!textcommand=\gobbleoneargument]%
\setnote[#1]{#3}%
\fi
\egroup}

\protect

\starttext

\tracelinenotestrue

\setuppapersize[S6][S6]
\setuplayout[width=middle,height=middle,margin=1.5cm,footer=0pt,header=1cm]

\setupcolors[state=start]
\setuptyping[option=color]

\definelinenote[extralinenote][rule=off,frame=on,framecolor=darkgreen]
\setuplinenote [linenote]     [rule=off,frame=on,framecolor=darkred,n=2]

\showframe

\startbuffer[test]
\doglobal\increment\DummyNumber % else dups due to reuse
\startlinenumbering[100]
test \linenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \startlinenote [well:\DummyNumber] {oeps} test test test test test test
test \linenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \extralinenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \linenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \extralinenote {oeps} test test test test test test
test \stoplinenote [well] test test test test test test
\stoplinenumbering
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[test] \getbuffer[test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[align=left]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=1em,
align=left]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=2em,
distance=.5em,
align=left]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=2em,
align=middle]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[conversion=romannumerals,
start=1,
step=1,
location=text,
style=slanted,
color=blue,
width=1.5em]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \startnarrower\getbuffer[setup,test]\stopnarrower} \page

\startbuffer[setup]
\setuplinenumbering
[width=4em,
left=--,
right=--,
align=middle]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup] \getbuffer[setup,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup-1]
\setuplinenumbering
[style=\bfxx,
command=\WatchThis]
\stopbuffer

\startbuffer[setup-2]
\def\WatchThis#1%
{\ifodd\linenumber
\definecolor[linecolor][red]%
\else
\definecolor[linecolor][green]%
\fi
\inframed
[offset=1pt,frame=off,background=color,backgroundcolor=linecolor]
{#1}}
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup-1,setup-2] \getbuffer[setup-1,setup-2,test]} \page

\startbuffer[setup-1]
\setuplinenumbering
[location=inright,
style=\bfxx,
command=\WatchThis]
\stopbuffer

{\typebuffer[setup-1] \getbuffer[setup-1,setup-2,test]} \page

\stoptext

Best

Thomas

Example what should be possible:

1 This manual is about ConTEXt, a system for typesetting documents.
2 Central element in this name is the word TEX because the typographical
3 programming language TEX is the base for ConTEXt. People who are used
4 to TEX will probably identify this manual as a TEX document. They recognise
5 the use of \. One may also notice that the way pararaphs are broken into lines
6 is often better than in the avarage typesetting system.

1 manual A: handbook B     2 name A: concept B,C     typographical A:
computational B, euphoric C   4 manual A: handbook B (as in l. 1)

On Sep 23, 2003, at 5:46 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:

At 09:12 23/09/2003 -0600, you wrote:

Hi Thomas,

"Thomas A.Schmitz" wrote:

> In March/April 2002, Hans and Idris had an interesting exchange about
> the topic "critical editions in context" here in ntg-context; the main
> question was whether the functionality of edmac could be implemented in
> context. I'd be curious to know whether anything came out of it, I
> couldn't find any follow-up.

Hans has already done some preliminary work in this direction. I could not
completely test it because the implementations used hooks from e-TeX. Now
that eOmega/Aleph is available I will be able to be a bit more proactive in
testing/suggesting things.

I don't remember if Hans added the xperimental stuff for critical editions
to the latest beta. But I'm going to have to start testing this stuff soon,
because the next issue of our journal is supposed to have a couple of small
Arabic critical editions in it.

if i'm right, you have somewhere:

\input page-nnt
\input core-nnt
\input core-lnt

(multiple footnote classes, arbitrary footnote placement, line refs in footnotes and so)

Hans

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