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Re: text interleaves

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: text interleaves
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:12:33 +0100

On 19 mars 2013, at 06:10, Keith OHara <address@hidden> wrote:
> Starting with 2.17.2 or so, text is placed as closely as the detailed shapes
> will allow.  There is a regression test ‘text-script-vertical-skylines.ly’
> checking for this behavior but I have seen no example where we want text so
> closely spaced to other objects.
> {\tempo "Adagio" r4 b'4^"sadly" r2 }  
> % Workaround with spaces "Adagio   "
> % Workaround with \override MetronomeMark #'vertical-skylines = #'()
> %                 \override TextScript #'vertical-skylines = #'()
> I request that the 2.16 behavior be the default, letting people who want the
> close spacing apply an override.

Sounds like a good idea.  Just make sure to change the regtest that uses 
TextScripts with graphics so that the stencil skylines kick in, as it is meant 
to show an extreme example where this is useful.
A bit should also be added in the documentation so that people know how to 
easily activate these skylines.


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