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Re: using LyricHyphens in the docs

From: Mark Polesky
Subject: Re: using LyricHyphens in the docs
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:55:18 -0700 (PDT)

Laura Conrad wrote:
>     Trevor> I know essentially nothing about ancient music,
>     Trevor> but as these examples were set by experts I assume
>     Trevor> they know what should be done.  I doubt that
>     Trevor> ancient music was ever typeset using modern
>     Trevor> lyric spacing hyphens, not least because the
>     Trevor> ligatures are conventionally grouped closely
>     Trevor> together, and the syllable (with the hyphen)
>     Trevor> almost always sits neatly under them.
> I don't know that much about the chant publications, but the 16th and
> early 17th century facsimiles I transcribe from don't use hyphens to
> separate syllables at all.  Underlay was a performers' job, not a
> music publishers'.

I eventually found a source copy online:

Clearly we should leave the hyphens in that example as they are.
However, there are other examples in the docs that I think would
benefit from LyricHyphens (NR 2.1.2, NR 2.1.3, and NR 2.1.5). If
I have time later, perhaps I can get around to it, but if nothing
else, I've made a note of it here with this post.

- Mark


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