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In LaTex I build the following macro "kum" for translating arabic to german. The result are two minipages, left one with german, right one with arabic (the other two minipages were for design-issues). The macro "arab" is not shown, it just choose an arabic font.

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.445\textwidth} \small

Now I've two questions:

  1. What is the equivalent of minipages in ConTeXt?
  2. How to realize the above LaTeX code in ConTeXt? (both with engine LuaTeX)
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You can use the paragraphs mechanism (see also manual section 4.10 “Paragraphs in columns”). Here is an example:


  [Translation] [1]

  [Translation] [2]

    \input knuth
    \input tufte



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+1 for introducing me to the “paragraphs” mechanism. – Philipp Gesang Oct 15 '12 at 11:15

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