# [NTG-context] Custom itemize Symbols

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 13:18:36 CET 2012

Am 21.03.2012 um 13:11 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster:

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> Am 21.03.2012 um 10:19 schrieb Malte Stien:
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>> Hi all,
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>> 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.
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>> I tried to declare my own bullet point, as in:
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>> \def\squarebullet{\vrule height .9ex width .8ex depth -.1ex } % square bullet
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>> and then tried to use it in the \startitemize command, but it appears that command does not take commands as its first argument:
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>> \startitemize[\squarebullet, packed]
>> \item foo
>> \item baz
>> ...
>> \stopitemize
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>> 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.
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>> Any ideas?
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> \definesymbol[blacksquare][\textmath\blacksquare]

And for MkIV one can replace this with \setupsymbolset[text] because the “text” symbol set defines a “blacksquare” symbol.

Wolfgang