@quotation: Block Quotations
The text of a quotation is processed like normal text (regular font, text is filled) except that:
@authorcommand may be given to specify the author of the quotation.
This is an example of text written between an
@quotationcommand and an
@end quotationcommand. An
@quotationcommand is most often used to indicate text that is excerpted from another (real or hypothetical) printed work.
@quotation command as text on a line by itself. This
line will disappear from the output. Mark the end of the quotation
with a line beginning with and containing only
@end quotation line will likewise disappear from the
@quotation takes one optional argument, given on the remainder
of the line. This text, if present, is included at the beginning of
the quotation in bold or otherwise emphasized, and followed with a
‘:’. For example:
@quotation Note This is a foo. @end quotation
Note: This is a foo.
@quotation argument is exactly one of these English words:
Caution Important Note Tip Warning
then the Docbook output uses corresponding special tags
<note>, etc.) instead of the default
HTML output always uses
If the author of the quotation is specified in the
block with the
@author command, a line with the author name is
displayed after the quotation:
@quotation People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking. @author Richard Stallman @end quotation
People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.
Texinfo also provides a command
@smallquotation, which is just
@quotation but uses a smaller font size where possible.