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Re: centering of instrument names

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: centering of instrument names
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 12:02:19 -0700

On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 23:46 +0100, Neil Puttock wrote:
> 2009/5/20 Francisco Vila <address@hidden>:
> > 2009/5/20 Francisco Vila <address@hidden>:
> >> The key code is this. Given a (big) amount of time I could figure out
> >> how it works and try to improve it.
> >>
> >>;a=blobdiff;f=lily/;h=c99f150fed;hp=494ab1;hb=b12cf254;hpb=4d0abb92
> >
> > Maybe it's not that easy. If the right padding is intended to put the
> > stencil to the rightmost side, the problem is that the extent of the
> > brace (if any) is unknown at this moment.
> The InstrumentName has to be attached to the left edge of the
> VerticalAxisGroup (i.e., the Staff), so the only way to position it is
> to apply padding on its right hand side; this moves it away from the
> system.  In order to prevent collisions between instrument names and
> PianoStaff braces, the system start delimiters are added as
> side-support-elements of each InstrumentName, thus leading to a
> variation in support extents depending on where each InstrumentName is
> attached to the system.
> I think the simplest way to deal with this is to split it into two parts:
> 1. Remove the side-support-elements so every InstrumentName has the
> same alignment anchor in the X-axis (i.e., the left edge of each
> stave).
> This is a simple matter of removing the acknowledger for
> system-start-text in the System_start_delimiter_engraver.
> 2. Calculate the combined extents of all the system start delimiters
> in a system, then apply an X-offset correction to each InstrumentName.
>  This ensures that there wil be no collisions between any
> InstrumentName and SystemStartBrace/Bracket/Bar/Square.

If I understand this correctly, you're suggesting that we pad each
instrument name according to the largest (wrt X-extent) SystemStartXXX.
Would this allow the attached layout (stolen from Valentin's bug
report), where the "Timpani in D, A" line is nicely centred, but it
slightly overlaps with the brace below it?


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