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Re: Misalignment in pedal indications

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Misalignment in pedal indications
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 10:22:37 +0200
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Erik Sandberg wrote:
On Wednesday 26 October 2005 20.06, Raphael Manfredi wrote:

The following exerpt demonstrates that "Ped" and "*" are not properly
aligned on a same horizontal line, making te indications confusing
and hard to read.

As a workaround, perhaps you can use a text spanner, this should align each pair of Ped and * vertically. See input/test/text-spanner.ly for ideas.

If you want all Ped and * markings to be on the same vertical position, then you can create them in a Lyrics context, like
\new PianoStaff << ... >>
\new Lyrics \lyricmode { \markup {...}2.. \markup {...}8 | ...  }

where the {...}s are substituted for something that creates Ped and * markings.

Why make such a complicated solution? It's easier to just increase the
relevant staff-padding property:

\override Staff.SustainPedalLineSpanner #'staff-padding = #4

I don't know about the conventions for pedal markings. Do you have any examples of hand-engraved scores, that show clearly that all pedal markings below one system should be vertically aligned? (in this case, I'll add it to the bug database)

I had a quick look in an album of Brahms piano pieces and I found at
least a couple of examples where they didn't align the markings in
similar situations.


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