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Here you find the Basics of ConTeXt document structure and text formatting (because paragraphs, emphasis, verbatims, quotes, etc also contribute to the structure of your documents).

If it helps, there is a Dictionary of typographical terms. There are also a few references to the History of TeX (2007); it would benefit from an update.

Document structure

Text formatting

Further reading

Unexpected behavior
If ConTeXt appears to behave in a counterintuitive way, chances are that it’s actually your intuitions that lack calibration.
Visual Debugging
can facilitate tweaking text formatting
Sample documents
a page is used as a central location for these, but there is also a dedicated category (the two should mostly match).
Advanced Document structure
Advanced Text formatting

TODO: try to follow the structure of part 1 to help orientation. (See: To-Do List)