I cannot get protrusion to work inside enumerations. I’m creating a presentation, and most of the content is inside an itemize environment. I have searched all over, in the wiki, the ’Fonts out of ConTeXt’ manual, the mailing list, but found no mention of this problem.


\definefontfeature [default] [default] [protrusion=quality]

\setupitemize[margin] % To compare the two better

  “The quote on this line is visibly protruding.”
    \item “This one, however, is not.”

rendered PDF

How can I enable protrusion inside enumerations? Or, if there is no standard way, can I hack it around somehow?

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    Just to clarify the issue, protrusion works (if you change the sentence to “This one, however, is not visibly protruding.”, you will see that the hyphen protrudes to the margin. The starting quote, though, does not protrude. I am not a font expert, so don't know the reason or have a work-around. You could also try asking on the context mailing list
    – Aditya
    Jan 11, 2021 at 4:51
  • Huh, you’re right. Thanks, I’ll try asking on the mailing list. Jan 11, 2021 at 9:09
  • My bet is that it doesn't protrude because is not actually the first character in that line. The first character is the box containing the bullet that is shifted into the margin. I guess in principle one could work around that by placing the bullet with \vadjust or so, but that would require extensive surgery on the ConTeXt core. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:08


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