I can't get the note number (not in the text but under the LaTeX footnoterule) inside the text cage:


\definepapersize[name][width=16.5cm,height=24cm,] %dimensioni pagina
 \setuppapersize[name] % nome pagina
 \setmainfont[my font]

    Dummy Text\footnote

Where am I doing wrong?

PS Even using the "default" command at "Mark Placement" i get:

 Undefined control sequence.

Probably this error is due to the fact that I didn't install ConTeXt Mk IV correctly

PS I find the way to skip the footnote mark "inside" with \setupfootnotes[numbercommand=\hskip3cm,]. Now the problem is that the number overlap footnote text. So, how can I skip the text of footnote too?

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    You need \footnote{text for footnote}
    – Aditya
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 10:40
  • I forgot to put the command in the mwe but in my source code I put it. But it doesn't work anyway
    – user180223
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 11:36
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    Not that you ask for it, but I think the simplefonts module is obsolete.
    – mickep
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 12:07
  • @mickep I thought simplefonts stopped working a long time ago. Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 21:45

1 Answer 1


I cannot reproduce the error with \setupnotation that you report. Try updating to the latest beta.

However, I get a spew of errors from simplefonts. That module is deprecated and stopped working long time ago. It was superseded by the built-in \definefontfamily command. This example works just fine for me:


\definefontfamily[mainfont] [serif] [DejaVu Serif]
\definefontfamily[mainfont] [sans]  [DejaVu Sans]
\definefontfamily[mainfont] [mono]  [DejaVu Sans Mono]
\definefontfamily[mainfont] [math]  [DejaVu Math]
\setupbodyfont[mainfont, 11pt]


Dummy Text\footnote{text for footnote}
  • Nice! Thank you
    – user180223
    Commented Aug 21, 2019 at 6:45

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