# Re: [NTG-context] (bug?) wrong interline in \placelist[alternative=d] with Pagella italics

Pablo Rodriguez schrieb am 15.03.2020 um 20:32:

Hi Hans,

here you have the sample:

\setuppapersize[A6]
\setupinteraction[state=start]
\enabledirectives[references.border]

\setupbodyfont[pagella]

\starttext

\placelist[section]
[alternative=d,
style=\it]

\section{Section 1}
\section{\dorecurse{25}{Section }3}
\section{Section 3}
\stoptext

For some strange reason (at least, to me), \placelist[alternative=d]
seems to misbehave when using \it or \bi as style.

Everthing is fine when italic fonts aren’t used.



It can be fixed with a strut option for lists, e.g. \setuplist[strut=no]. The problem in this case is that the ex-height for the italic font is larger than the ex-height for the upright font which pushes the text down because add a strut at the begin and end of the entries.


Below is a minimal example of the problem, the \setstrut setting changes the height of the strut for the italic font.

%%%% begin example
\showstruts

\setupbodyfont[pagella]

\starttext

\dontleavehmode\it
\ruledhbox{\strut Section}
\ruledhbox{\setstrut\strut Section}

\stoptext
%%%% end example


Most fonts (I checked only a small number) don't have such a big difference between the ex-height of the upright and italic styles which makes it hard to notice the problem.

%%%% begin example
\define[1]\ShowExheight
{\bgroup
\setupbodyfont[#1]
\subject{#1}
\starttabulate
\NC tf \NC \tf \the\exheight \NC\NR
\NC it \NC \it \the\exheight \NC\NR
\NC bf \NC \bf \the\exheight \NC\NR
\NC bi \NC \bi \the\exheight \NC\NR
\stoptabulate
\egroup}

\starttext

\ShowExheight{pagella}
\ShowExheight{modern}
\ShowExheight{dejavu}
\ShowExheight{termes}

\stoptext
%%%% end example

Wolfgang
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