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Re: convert-ly problem
Re: convert-ly problem
Mon, 01 Aug 2005 01:37:49 +0200
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> As I was working, I was pleased to see how much better the new syntax
was. It was very refreshing to see developers who were willing to change
a program so much to improve it without regard for compatibility issues.
Finally, I found a project whose main objective was to be as good as it
can possibly be.
Thanks, we do our best to do that.
It is dissapointing to see that many of the changes from 2.4 to 2.6 are
to make Lilypond more user-friendly. TeX has been replaced by Pango
because it is smaller and easier to install. I was looking forward to
learning how to integrate TeX and Lilypond in my *.ly files more and more.
Additionally, the TeX fonts looked better than the Pango fonts do to me.
If I make a title bold it is too bold now. I think the new font needs a
slightly less bold bold.
You are confusing some issues, as does Laura. The benefit of Pango is
unicode support, so
* we can support any number of scripts (arabic, hebrew, chinese, etc)
* with exact metrics for the texts
* without having to explain the idiosyncrasies of all those (La)TeX
You can look at the archives for the struggle it took Aaron Mehl (sp?)
to typeset hebrew lyrics with LilyPond 2.4 + TeX.
The default font is New Century Schoolbook, which I chose because it
- somewhat resembled the old font
- is a standard PS font
- available as a free font.
Changing fonts has become so much easier. See
for what it takes to put a Type1 font into LaTeX (let alone into
LilyPond) and compare it to dropping the .pfa into ~/.fonts and doing
"Times New Roman" "Helvetica" "Courier"
(/ myStaffSize 20)))
You're welcome to reinstate the ec fonts as your private defaults, though.
Put another way, I think the devolopers should develop Lilypond for
their own needs and let the other users see for themselves how that
makes Lilypond more useful for everyone in the long run rather than try
to anticpate the needs of the fictional "general user".
My own needs are just an inexplicable urge to perform brainsurgery on my
dearest child, and write cool and nifty code. On average, I typeset two
to three non-development related pieces of music per year. Hardly a itch
that should steer coding directions.
Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden - http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanwen
Re: convert-ly problem,
Han-Wen Nienhuys <=
- Re: convert-ly problem, (continued)
- Re: convert-ly problem, Laura Conrad, 2005/07/25
- Re: convert-ly problem, Erik Sandberg, 2005/07/27
- Re: convert-ly problem, Laura Conrad, 2005/07/27
- Re: convert-ly problem, Graham Percival, 2005/07/27
- Re: convert-ly problem, Laura Conrad, 2005/07/29
- Re: convert-ly problem, Han-Wen Nienhuys, 2005/07/30
- Re: convert-ly problem, Laura Conrad, 2005/07/31
- Re: convert-ly problem, Han-Wen Nienhuys, 2005/07/31
- Re: convert-ly problem, Han-Wen Nienhuys, 2005/07/28
- Re: convert-ly problem, Erik Sandberg, 2005/07/28