[NTG-context] \quotation

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Thu Nov 1 15:18:46 CET 2007


Dear gang,

This has bugged me for years but I never said anything since the  
workaround is so easy. OTOH I am working on something I'd like to share  
with others and an official solution would be better:

\starttext
\input knuth
\startquotation
\input knuth
\stopquotation
\input knuth
\stoptext

I. \start-\stopquotation surrounds the block quote in double-quotes marks.  
I don't know about other European languages but in English this is  
redundant; I've hardly ever seen block quotes use dbl-quote marks.

We at least need a setup option to turn this off.

II. There should be some default whitespace between the block quote and  
the surrounding text, just as \start-stopitemize has. Or at least this  
should be configurable in the setups.

If these two are already there (not in the manual) then please let us know  
how to set this up. Otherwise could you add configuration options for this?

FYI: Here is what I use

===========
\definestartstop
   [quote]
   [before={\startnarrower[2*left,2*right]\blank[big]\noindenting},
     after={\stopnarrower\blank[big]}]
===========

Best wishes
Idris

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