# [NTG-context] Custom itemize Symbols

Wed Mar 21 13:11:55 CET 2012

Am 21.03.2012 um 10:19 schrieb Malte Stien:

> 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?

\definesymbol[blacksquare][\textmath\blacksquare]

\setupitemize[1][blacksquare]

\starttext

\startitemize
\item One
\item Two
\item Three
\stopitemize

\stoptext

Wolfgang