Whenever I use \quote command, it resets font shape to upright (while \quotation command works as expected). I suppose it's a bug. Here's the minimal example:

{\bf Font shape \quote{does} change}.\par
{\it Font shape \quote{does} change}.\par
{\bf Font shape \quotation{stays} as expected}.

ConTeXt code

Is this really a bug or I misuse the command?

  • This looks like a bug. You should report it to the mailing list.
    – Thomas
    Commented Jan 10, 2016 at 10:19

1 Answer 1


This is due to the (bad, IMHO) default configuration for quote and can be changed using:


The default is style=normal, which resets the font to upright; leaving out a style specification with style= inherits the current style.

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