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Re: Adds automatic numbering to footnotes. (issue4244064)

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Adds automatic numbering to footnotes. (issue4244064)
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:06:41 -0400

On Mar 19, 2011, at 11:01 AM, Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:44 PM, address@hidden
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The problem is that Lilypond processes graphical objects before it processes
>> pagination, making it impossible to know exactly how much space a footnote
>> will take up when the graphical object is processed.
>> One solution to this problem would be to reprocess all top-level markups
>> with correct footnotes after having done the pagination, then redo the
>> pagination and see if all the footnotes stay the same.  If so, keep the
>> current configuration.  Otherwise, rinse & repeat.  This actually seems
>> kinda sorta doable, although I'd have to do some homework on how these
>> markups are stored internally and figure out to what extent these internal
>> representations survive downstream into the pagination phase.
> Overall comment: I think we should avoid 2 pass solutions if we can
> help it.  Have you thought of setting a fixed width/height for the
> number and later filling it in?

That's what I do on line 1862 of  This uses a seed 
of 0 (line 1861) on the first pass, and then uses the actual value on the 
second pass (line 1860).  The seed of 0 works well for one digit numbers, but 
breaks down on larger #s.


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