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Re: question about a <> mark similar to a c-> notation...

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: question about a <> mark similar to a c-> notation...
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 00:07:28 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> > If I understand you correctly, you want to add a new articulation script
> > (rather than patching the code for dynamic marks).  That's quite easy, if
> > you are a little bit familiar with metafont.  For that purpose, you  
> > should
> >
> > * add the articulation sign to the feta font; see file  
> > mf/;
> >   I guess the direction (up/down) does not matter for espressivo marks,
> >   hence a single character "espressivo" should suffice; you may want to
> >   have a look at the sforzatoaccent as an example of a similar character
> >   that is already in the font;
> >
> > * tell lily about your articulation sign by adding it to the file
> >   scm/script.scm (twice the same character "espressivo" for both
> >   directions, up and down);
> >
> > * add a handy shortcut to the file ly/
> >
> > * for testing, add it to input/test/
> >
> > * for documentation, add it to the Articulations section (currently
> >   section 5.7.8) of the user manual; see
> >   Documentation/user/notation.itely.
> >
> > And, whenever changing feta-schrift, don't forget to clean the font such
> > that all font files will be rebuilt; otherwise, you will not see any
> > change, or the font will be messed up (as inserting a new character
> > changes the numbers in the font tables).
> >
> Okay, following the above i would like to propose a first attempt of a  
> patch.
> Feel free to rant about my mistakes, but please be reminded that i am just  
> a pianist trying his best. Don't shoot!


some comments regarding the glyph:

* the bbox is too small horizontally (try viewing out/feta20.dvi)

* narrowing of the lines near the junction point is ok in principle,
  but I think the lines should be thinner still (the junction has more
  weight than the rest of the glyph)

* The glyph is quicker drawn by doing only upper right half, then

   addto currentpicture also currentpicture (yscaled -1);
   addto currentpicture also currentpicture (xscaled -1);

If you take these comments into account, I'll gladly merge a new
version of your patch.


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