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Re: Spacing in lily 1.3.118

From: Werner Icking
Subject: Re: Spacing in lily 1.3.118
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 17:19:51 +0100 (MET)

> From: Mats Bengtsson <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 22:59:51 +0100

> >     Also, I was wondering, is there any way that I can convice TeX to
> > tell me where to hyphenate words (ie. outside of TeX?).  I'm trying to
> > make some way where I can just type in a bunch of verses, and then tell a
> > script which belong inside lilypond, and which belong outside (ie. in
> > lilypond-book), without having to retype them all with and without
> > hyphens.  
> I recall having seen some trick in some newsgroup or
> mailing list that achieved this using some trick
> (I think they set some tracing* variable, among others).
> I tried to find it in but failed. A question
> in comp.text.tex will probably give a number of 
> useful answers.

MusiXLyR is such a beast which is written for MusiXTeX to handle
lyrics. You type in the verses with those hyphenations which should
be considered. During typesetting it posts the syllables either
with or without the hyphens. MusiXLyR is written by Rainer Dunker
and maybe available only from under

It uses a lot of \expandafter\expandafter\expandafter\expandafter...
so that I never was able to understand what really is happening.
Nevertheless, you type something like

 \setlyrics{verse1}{Al-le mei-ne Ent-chen ...}

and you lateron get

 Alle meine Ent - - - chen.


 Al-le mei-ne Ent  -  -  -  chen.

or ...

depending on the music.

There are a lot of examples using MusiXLyr incl. e.g. PMX-source on e.g. a collection of over hundred
Canons by André van Ryckghem:

Hope this hilft -- Werner

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