Rendition ladders: common keywords and values [116]

Abstract

Overview of keywords and values used in the rendition ladder

Discussion

The following is a list of the most common renditional keywords and their possible values. Where a value is given as [string] this means that the value can be any character string that does not include the following special characters: single or double quote, left or right parenthesis, greater than or less than sign, and equals sign. Where a value is given as [measure] this means that the value should be a number.

pre: [string]

post: [string]

slant: italic, upright [“upright” means non-italic]

weight: normal, bold

sub: [does not need an argument; use empty parentheses]

sup: [does not need an argument; use empty parentheses]

case: allcaps, smallcaps, mixed

columns: [measure; a number of tab stops]

indent: [measure; a number of tab stops]

first-indent: [measure; a number of tab stops]

right-indent: [measure; a number of tab stops]

align: left, center, right, inside, outside

pos: up, down [for use with turned lines]

place: inline, supra, infra, left, right, top, bottom, outside, inside, opposite, overleaf, inset-left, inset-right, inset-outside, inset-inside, foot, end, headspace, footspace, mixed

break: yes, no [indicates whether an element starts on a new line]

get: [location ladder][get rendition from another element]

bestow: [(rend ladder)(gilist)] [bestow rendition on descendants]

bequeath: [(rend ladder)(gilist)] [bequeath rendition on children]

braced: [currently does not need an argument; use empty parentheses; used for curly braces used to mark line groups, groups within castlists, etc.]

Not used:

fill: [string]

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