# [NTG-context] em = slanted?

Sun Aug 12 18:05:17 CEST 2007

On Sun, 12 Aug 2007, Hans Hagen wrote:

> Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>> On Sun, 12 Aug 2007, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Just a question for my curiousity: why \em switches to Slanted, not Italic?
>>> (I found this while  setting up my own typescript for luatex.)
>>
>> I don't know the reason for difference in defaults, but it can be
>> changed:
>>
>> \setupbodyfontenvironment[default][em=italic]
>
> slanted has alwaye been the default ..

Yes, I meant, why Context's defaults are different from latex's (and
plain tex)

> dates from the time that we
> mostly used computer modern and i didn't want that italic for emphasizing

And this explains it :)