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Re: slurs clashing with portato marks (which are inverted!)

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: slurs clashing with portato marks (which are inverted!)
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 01:11:50 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> Yes, that was the original idea -- I wanted that symbol, because I 
> thought
> I'd seen it in a Britten cello suite.
> I've just checked it, and the symbol is indeed there -- but it's placed
> under the staff (due to \voiceTwo).  The tenuto line _is_ furthest
> from the notehead; I was just confused.  :(
> I think we can either eliminate the -_ symbol (encouraging people
> to use ---. instead) or switch the order of the dot and line.  Even if
> we keep the -_ symbol in the input language, internally* we could
> simply replace it with ---. (rather than keeping the "portato" symbol).

No, this is wrong. The - . combination is a separate articulation, and
should be represented with a single symbol. Hence, I propose to keep
-_ and fix the MF sources to reverse the order of dash and dot.


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