# Re: [NTG-context] tooltips and glossary

Hi,

Why do you complain about other user's English? - Let us be happy, that people
of another mother tong including my self do participate on the list and share
their experience with others!

According to what I tested the basic functionality is already available in
Context:

\definesynonyms[Gloss][Glosses][\infull][\inshort]

\Gloss{cooltip}{HEI! This is a longer text in a tooltip}

\def\Hint#1{\tooltip[middle]{#1}{\infull{#1}}}

\starttext
This is a text. This sentence contains a \tooltip[middle]{cooltip}{HEI! This is
a longer text in a tooltip}
\blank
This is a text. This sentence contains a \inshort{cooltip}: say:
\infull{cooltip}

\blank
This is a text. This sentence contains a \Hint{cooltip}.
\blank[2cm]
\placelistofGlosses
\stoptext

Willi
On 4 May 2010, at 11:44, Michael Saunders wrote:

> Marius:
>
>> Try this one: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/context-top-ten/cmds.pdf
>> -> page 14
>
> Thanks, but that looks like it's just some extracts from cont-eni
> translated from Engijsh into Engrish along with a distracting
> background that makes it hard to read.  The stuff about the not very
> useful abbreviation command is there again, but I'm drawn to the
> section about building a dictionary that says it's not about building
> a dictionary.    It says:
>
> "All you have to do is inserting a \index at whatever the phrase you
> want to index is, and placeing a \placeindex where you want the
> glossary to be."
>
> and then goes on to describe and index, not a glossary, which seems to
> require commands that need a lot of redundant arguments.  It also
> contains this gem:
>
> "Like many other ConTeXt command, users can define their own series of
> indexing, which pluses the default \index series are called register."
>
> That's the most remarkable thing I've read today.  Maybe I need to be
> more clear.  A glossary is like a little dictionary in the back of a
> book that defines the specialized words and phrases that the book uses
> that might not be known to the general reader.  Here is a definition
> of "glossary":
>
> A collection of glosses; a list with explanations of abstruse,
> antiquated, dialectal, or technical terms; a partial dictionary.
>
> ("Glosses" were little explanatory notes written in the margins of
> medieval texts---the kind of thing I would do if Context's marginal
> notes weren't incompatible with its columns.)
>
> Ideally, I'd like a system where I could keep the entries in a bib
> database or in a special .tex file.  The records would include the
> headword and the gloss, and maybe a cross reference to the point in
> the text that dealt with the headword definitively---the point where
> the term was explained.  (A document that defines and explains the new
> words and phrases it coins---imagine such a thing!)  It would be nice
> if there were a command that would automatically link this point in
> the text with the glossary entry.  LaTeX has several packages
> (glosstex, gloss, glossary, glossaries) that do things like this.
>
> To do this in Context, I will probably have to do it all manually,
> defining a command to set an entry and then doing all the
> alphabetization and cross-referencing by hand.
>
> What I would really, really, like is to add short definitions to each
> glossary record that could pop up as tooltips when the reader hovers
> over an unfamiliar word.  Since there is no mechanism for glossaries
> in Context, there is no mechanism to build this into, but I'm still
> interested in doing it.  The idea is, I could write something like:
>
> \gloss{strange word}{short definition}
>
> The text would read "strange word".  When you hover over it with the
> cursor, a tooltip would appear saying "short definition".  It would be
> great if this were linked to a glossary mechanism so I wouldn't have
> to keep writing the short definition---I could say something like:
>
> \gloss{strange word}
>
> and its short definition would be looked up automatically for the
> tooltip.  The automatic reference to the word might look like this, in
> the text:
>
> \gref{strange word}
>
> which would cause the page number at that point to be printed at the
> end of the glossary entry for "strange word".
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