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Re: Spacing bug

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Spacing bug
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:46:33 +0200
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On Wednesday 05 October 2005 10.23, Mats Bengtsson wrote:
> Still, I agree with you that especially the spacing between the last
> note of each measure the following bar line is too tight. As far as I
> can see, there is no way to specify a minimum distance for that setting,
> in contrast to all other spacings, for example between the time
> signature and the first note.

If the spacing gets too tight and you want it to occupy more rows, you can 
also play with the
\override Score.SeparationItem #'padding 
setting, see 10.1.8 in the 2.7 manual.

> I recommend Section "8.6.2 Setting automatic beam behavior" in the
> manual for version 2.7 (the contents is relevant also for version 2.6,
> you didn't say what you use) for more insights.
> > Actually one other thing - why is the duration number necessary when
> > using a dot?
> > I would expect to be able to type "c,. d16 e8 f g. a16" for the 5th bar
> > here, but it doesn't work.
> > The documentation doesn't suggest that the duration number is required,
> > but all the examples include it.
> I don't know any specific reason, but I don't think it hurts, the input
> syntax can be confusing enough anyway. Consider for example what
> c4 c. c.
> would mean if the duration numbers weren't necessary (it would be the
> same as
> c4 c4. c4..
> which probably would surprise many).

Also, the notation wouldn't gain much: It seldom happens regularly that a 
quarter is followed by a dotted quarter (except in the siciliano rythm), so 
IMHO there's little point in inventing a special syntax for it. It would IMHO 
be more motivated with a special abbreviation for notating the {a8. a16 a8. 
a16} rhythm, which happens more frequently. (but this should be done with a 
music function or an editor macro imho)


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