[NTG-context] Placing meaningful footnotes

Zhichu Chen zhichu.chen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 15:29:53 CET 2007


On Dec 19, 2007 10:06 PM, Wolfgang Schuster <
schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> wrote:

> > > You try to start with these moduls and adapt it to the note machanism.
>
> > Yes, I would love to do that. But I have some politics things to read. I
> > have to remember them in one month. So please forgive my laziness. After
> > then, I will have time to test luatex on Chinese and some other
> interesting
> > things like the Weiqi module or the footnote we are talking about.
>
> I think you're also interested in the following link, there is module
> for LaTeX and
> plain TeX to write gezhu (intertextpostil) with XeTeX.
>
> http://code.google.com/p/gezhu/

I knew it. It's an excellent job, actually it uses hbox rather than vbox.
And it end a paragraph to get the horizontal position with \lastbox before
the intertextpostil and then it can test whether or not the postil could fit
the rest of the line.

Anyway, in the ancient Chinese people's defense, one column is just one
page. They write things on a piece of long narrow bamboo from top to bottom
and weave them from right to left. So I still think I should use a \box255
to store one column and change the \output routine to weave them on a page.
But it's a little slow when using page arrangement so I guess I should
design a new algorithm myself to make it useful. And the intertextpostil
would use multicolumn with ConTeXt easily with no hacks.

> <http://code.google.com/p/gezhu/>
>
> I have myself also no time to write any code for the second version of
> the weiqi module.
>
> Wolfgang
>
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