# \setupdelimitedtext

## Syntax (autogenerated)

 \setupdelimitedtext[...,...][...=...,...] [...,...] name name:number before command after command language local global language method font repeat yes no location text paragraph margin left command middle command right command nextleft command nextright command spacebefore see \blank spaceafter see \blank leftmargin yes no standard dimension rightmargin yes no standard dimension indenting see \setupindenting indentnext yes no auto style style command color color symstyle style command symcolor color

## Syntax

 \setupdelimitedtext[name][n][...,...=...,...] [name] name of the delimitedtext to set up [n] (optional) nesting level to set up (1 = outermost) location margin text paragraph: function unknown spacebefore dimension: space above delimitedtext fragment spaceafter dimension, spacebefore by default: space below delimitedtext fragment style normal bold italic, etc color color leftmargin dimension: distance to edge of the page's left margin area rightmargin dimension, leftmargin by default indentnext yes no before command after command left text middle text right text level=0, unknown, 0 by default repeat no yes method unknown
 TODO: The above describes MkII syntax. MkIV syntax is different. See the parenthesis example below (See: To-Do List)

## Description

Set up the appearance of a delimitedtext environment defined earlier with \definedelimitedtext. \quotation and \quote are delimitedtexts, too, so you can also set up those with this command; but for those you can also use the special commands \setupquotation and \setupquote.

Most of the parameters are self-explanatory, but two things should be borne in mind:

• Nearly all of the parameters apply only if the new kind of text is invoked with `\startmydelimitedtext`: if one uses `\mydelimitedtext{...}`, only `left` and `right` have any effect.
• MkII only: `leftmargin` contains the distance to the actual left margin, not to the edge of the body text. If the new delimitedtext inherits from `quotation`, the text will be indented a bit with respect to the body text; if you want to line them up, set the `leftmargin` to `\leftmargindistance` rather than to `0pt`.

## Example

```\definedelimitedtext[mydt]
\setupdelimitedtext[mydt][left=\leftguillemot,right=\rightguillemot]

\quotation{Clancy of the Overflow}, by Banjo Paterson

\startmydt
And an answer came directed in a manner unexpected, and I
think the same was written with a thumbnail dipped in tar;
't was his shearing-mate who wrote it, and verbatim I will quote it:
\quotation{Clancy's gone to Queensland droving, and we don't know where he are.}
\stopmydt
```

### Smart parenthesis

```\definedelimitedtext[parenthesis][location=text]
\setupdelimitedtext [parenthesis:1] [left={(}, right={)}]
\setupdelimitedtext [parenthesis:2] [left={[}, right={]}]
\setupdelimitedtext [parenthesis:3] [left={\{}, right={\}}]

\starttext

\parenthesis{My outer layer \parenthesis{my inner layer \parenthesis{my innermost layer}}}

\stoptext
```

## Multiparagraph quotations

In English typography there is a custom of opening each paragraph in a multiparagraph quotation with a “repeated” opening quotation sign. This behavior may be turned on using the `repeat` switch and `middle` key, for example:

```\setupquotation[repeat=yes, middle=“]                % or equivalently
\setupdelimitedtext[quotation][repeat=yes, middle=“]
```