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more on lyrics

From: Han-Wen
Subject: more on lyrics
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 22:29:35 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> [CVS from 2002-07-20 14:17]
> Some issues which don't work as expected.
> . Font handling sucks.  There should be an easy command to change the

font  handling (together with markup texts) suck, and should probably
be rewritten. I guess that "music" and "braces" should really be
styles or abbreviations.

At the moment we're gearing up for a 1.6 release, so we won't deal
with this on the short term.  (unless you submit a ptach, of course

> . How are text syllables positioned by default?  At least for me the
>   behaviour looks very erratic, and I ask to always center it.  I can
>   provide examples if necessary.  The attached image has been
>   produced with the current CVS.

The the positioning is done by (IIRC) the
Lyric_phrasing_engraver. It's quite a hairy piece code, and does
things that should happen in the backend. I think that the code should
be rewritten (with apologies to Glen for insulting his code).  You
could switch it off by removing Lyric_phrasing_engraver (lives at
Score context).

> . Another bug: As can be seen in the image, the final `__' is missing.

__ is a spanner.  It needs something to attach to; try adding a " "
lyric at the end.

> . The other image shows a third bug: the `__' is far too long if it
>   has to be broken:

thanks,  fixed in CVS.


Han-Wen Nienhuys   |   address@hidden   |   http://www.cs.uu.nl/~hanwen 

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