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Re: ugly chord ties with short notes (32) in polyphony

From: Eluze
Subject: Re: ugly chord ties with short notes (32) in polyphony
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 02:57:49 -0700 (PDT)

janek.lilypond wrote
> Hi,
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Eluze <

> eluzew@

> > wrote:
>> if you introduce 32nds in the end of the first voice the tie on the b
>> looks
>> ugly:
>> \simultaneous {
>>   \relative {<g' b e>4~
> <g b e>
> 8  e'16 e32 e}
>>   \\
>>   \relative {e,8 e e e}
>> }
> I'm pretty sure that the change in tie formatting isn't related to the
> mere presence of 32nd notes, but to the fact that the overall spacing
> changes.

which is supported by the next example:

\simultaneous {
  \relative {<g' b e>4~<g b e>8  e'16 e r2 | <g, b e>4~<g b e>8  e'16 e r2}
  \relative {\textLengthOn e,8 e _"123" e  e r2 e8 e _"1234" e  e r2}

> Anyway, the easiest fix is probably to override tie-configuration
> property of TieColumn (i think it's explained somewhere in the docs)
> In general, the amount of bad tie formatting i see from Lily is
> worrisome...  I have several dozens of ugly cases collected.  I wish i
> had the time to finish my Tie report.

thanks for that quick reply and workaround!

should this be added to a tracker (I believe there's material enough


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