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Re: Guitar String Numbers

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: Guitar String Numbers
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 18:46:21 -0500
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On Wednesday 31 March 2004 07:58, Mats Bengtsson wrote:
> >>No! First of all, \center-align only works within a single markup
> >> and makes sure that if you have several lines in your markup,
> >> these will be aligned to each other.
> >
> > This works for some reason, with one line in the markup:
> >
> > cs'4^\markup{\center-align <\italic \bold "8va - - - - - "> }
> I stay corrected! This happens since TextScripts don't fiddle with
> the alignment themselves. If you use the same thing together with
> \mark, you will not get any difference between
>    \mark \markup{ \center-align <\italic \bold "8va - - - - - "> }
> and
>    \mark \markup{ \italic \bold "8va - - - - - " }
> since the full rehearsal marks is centered above the bar line
> by default.
> > and \box does indeed box whatever you have without moving it to
> > the right.  Maybe that has something to do with \box being
> > able to use the bounding box of the letter without running into
> > others?
> The \box command draws the box according to how large LilyPond thinks
> the content is. This is an excellent method to find out how LilyPond
> guesses the extent of a markup with embedde LaTeX command. Try for
> example
> \markup{ \box "\\textcircled{\\tiny 8}" }
> to see exactly how LilyPond fails to calculate the correct size and
> position of the circled number. If center the box, you'll get the box
> centered and the circled number misplaced exactly as much as it would
> be without the box.
>    /Mats

Ingenious!  Thanks.  daveA

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