# [NTG-context] Custom itemize Symbols

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Wed Mar 21 10:32:31 CET 2012

On 03/21/2012 10:19 AM, Malte Stien wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Is there a way to define your own itemize symbols? I would like a solid square, as in symbol 8 (referring to Table 10.1 in the Context Manual, but solid/filled whereas 8 is hollow.
>
> I tried to declare my own bullet point, as in:
>
>   \def\squarebullet{\vrule height .9ex width .8ex depth -.1ex } % square bullet
>
> and then tried to use it in the \startitemize command, but it appears that command does not take commands as its first argument:
>
>   \startitemize[\squarebullet, packed]
>   \item foo
>   \item baz
>   ...
>   \stopitemize
>
> So here goes that idea. Other idea was to use \sym{\squarebullet}. That actually works, however, the problem is that it needs to be specified for the individual bullet point. I need something that can be specified in \setupitemize, such that my writers get that symbol automatically without having any control over it.
>
> Any ideas?

have you tried

\definesymbol [1] [\squarebullet] ? Or, if you want it only for a few items

\sym{\squarebullet}

HTH

Thomas