# [NTG-context] \@ in ConTeXt

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sun Jan 28 23:34:00 CET 2007

Hi,

I was converting some of my old docs from LaTeX to ConTeXt and noticed
that the macro \@ is not defined in ConTeXt. latex.ltx defines it as

\def\@{\spacefactor\@m}

with

\mathchardef\@m=1000

In LaTeX manuals it is recommended to use \@ to control the spacing
after a period. For example, if you write

Carrots are good for your eyes since they contain Vitamin A. Have
you seen any rabbits wearing glasses?

TeX considers the period (.) terminates an abbreviation and uses
inter-word space rather than inter-sentence space. In LaTeX, it is
recommened that one writes this as

Carrots are good for your eyes since they contain Vitamin A\@. Have
you seen any rabbits wearing glasses?

What is the usual way of doing the same in ConTeXt?

Aditya


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