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Re: Two possible bugs bugging me

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Two possible bugs bugging me
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 22:24:07 +0200

> Le 26 juil. 2022 à 22:16, John Ramsey <ramseyman1@gmail.com> a écrit :
> Thanks. I was just trying to do what I used to do before version 22. I could 
> transfer my musical thoughts to a word document anywhere I happened to be, 
> not just my own computer.

You can edit raw text on any computer. On Windows, the Windows Notepad fits the 
bill. On Linux, the default graphical raw text editor varies but is often 
Gedit. On macOS, the Textedit app works if I recall correctly.

> And what's this? No more LilyPad in 7 months??
> Bari

Yes. You’ll need either an editor with support for LilyPond (there are many, 
see https://lilypond.org/easier-editing.html) or to run LilyPond on the command 

Everything’s a tradeoff, and this one gave us an enormously more reliable setup 
that allows releases not to be blocked because cross-compilation would not 
work, as happened in the past. Also, it produces 64-bit binaries, so they’ll be 

>> On Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM Jean Abou Samra <jean@abou-samra.fr> wrote:
>> > 2. I do some of my rough drafts in MSWord and transfer the notations to
>> > LilyPad. BUT as of version 22, I have a problem with quotation marks and
>> > apostrophes. MSWord uses curly quote marks and curly apostrophes as a
>> > default, which I would hate to change. And LilyPad is now only recognizing
>> > straight ones. Curly commas are OK, but I have to manually change the
>> > quotes and apostrophes after transferring the text to the .ly document, in
>> > order to prevent strings of weird code. I always miss a couple, which
>> > drives me nuts. (I'm halfway there as it is.) Can this be put back the way
>> > it was?
>> Simple: don’t use MS Word to edit LilyPond code. A rich text editor is not a 
>> good tool to edit raw text. Taking an analogy, this request sounds a bit as 
>> if you were trying to cut bread with your fingernails and complained that 
>> your nail varnish prevented you from doing that. Just don’t do it that way 
>> :-)
>> Do you have any particular reason not to use LilyPad all way through?
>> At any rate, LilyPad is gone in 2.23, we now only distribute binaries of 
>> LilyPond, without a minimalistic GUI. Instead, we recommend editors like 
>> Frescobaldi. I strongly recommend you try it, for me it was a relief.
>> All the best,
>> Jean
>> > 
>> > Respectfully submitted,
>> > Bari Ramsey
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