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Re: Short ottava ambiguity

From: Keith OHara
Subject: Re: Short ottava ambiguity
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:14:49 +0000 (UTC)
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Simon Albrecht <simon.albrecht <at> mail.de> writes:

> By default, OttavaBracket has a minimum-length of 1 and the text is 
> right-aligned to the first note in the range of the ottavation. Thus, 
> it's sometimes impossible to discern from which note on the ottava is 
> supposed to be applied.

It is easy to illustrate this difficulty and solution in the LSR entry 
that goes in the manual section on ottavas. I just amended it with 
"Short text is especially useful to clarify when a brief ottava 
starts to apply."

It seems wise to let ottava spanners get very short,
  \override Staff.OttavaBracket.minimum-length = #0.05
or disappear
  \override Staff.OttavaBracket.minimum-length = #'()

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