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Re: acute' accent!

 From: Simon Bailey Subject: Re: acute' accent! Date: 19 Sep 2002 18:11:17 +0200

```try including the relevant language package for latex in the \paper{}
block:

\paper {
language = "[babel language package]"
}

might work, might not work... :o) i haven't tried it or needed it, as
german umlauts are accepted without using any weird latex shorthand. you
might want to try just entering the ascii characters instead of the
latex code:

title="á é í ó ú Ù Ò Ì È À Á É Í Ó Ú ù ò ì è à "
}

\score {
\notes {a b c d }
}

this works for me...

greetings,
simon.
On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 17:40, Minh A. Hoang wrote:
> Hi David,
> Thank you very much for your reply. Actually, I also guessed that it
> was LaTeX problem and I tried the same text in a standard tex document.
> Everything works fine in this case. Coming back to .ly file, we get the
> same problem even with any character rather than "i", e.g.
> title = "Du kich s\'{o}ng Thao " ...
> I am sorry for bothering you with this sort of thing. It's just because
> in my mother tongue language, without coherent accent, a word can be
> misunderstood in a disastrous manner :)
> Best,
>
> -Minh
> Informatics Institute
> de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
>
> --- David Boersma <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > \header {
> > >   filename = "dukichsongthao.ly"
> > >   title = "Du k\'{i}ch s\^{o}ng Thao "
> > > }
> >
> > I guess your problem is that the i still has a dot, which interferes with
> > the acute. You get a dotless i by backslashing it:
> >
> >    title = "Du k\'{\i}ch s\^{o}ng Thao "
> >
> > How could you have known it? Well, the text is processed by LaTeX, so
> > questions and problems of this kind (text within double quotes, typically)
> > can be answered/solved by peeking in a LaTeX book. Leslie Lamport's book
> > is the standard manual for LaTeX (I think the full book title is "LaTeX, a
> > document preparation system").
> > [Since you work in the institute of informatics in Amsterdam I am sure you
> > can borrow it from someone, otherwise hop by your neighbours (NIKHEF,
> > physics institute, I worked there until recently:-) where latex is used
> > almost exclusively for typesetting articles, reports and theses...]
> >
> > Related problems you might get when using signs like #, %, &, \ (etc) in
> > the textstrings. Put a backslash in front of them, otherwise you'll get
> > very cryptic errors in your ly2dvi output since these signs have a special
> > meaning in LaTeX (which is bypassed by a backslash-prefix).
> >
> > David Boersma
> > DESY, Hamburg
> >
>
>
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