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Issue 808 in lilypond: Enhancement: \textLengthOn mode for Lyrics

From: codesite-noreply
Subject: Issue 808 in lilypond: Enhancement: \textLengthOn mode for Lyrics
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:05:47 +0000

Status: Accepted
Owner: v.villenave
Labels: Type-Enhancement Priority-Low

New issue 808 by v.villenave: Enhancement: \textLengthOn mode for Lyrics

On several occasions, Jiri Zurek has expressed the need for a
\textLengthOn-like feature for lyrics.

With Lily's current behavior, long syllables that occur after a melisma or
a text-less section are may be placed below several notes, which makes it
diffult to tell exactly which one of these notes the syllable belongs to.

See for instance this picture provided by Jiri, that demonstrates Lily's
default behavior and the desired output:

It is even worse with gregorian music:

Please read Jiri's full post on
and the discussion on

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