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Re: sponsoring better tied chords?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: sponsoring better tied chords?
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 01:27:34 +0200
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VSD wrote:

it seems that Lilypond still manages the tied chords poorly, and the ties in chords collide very often.

e.g. see:

imho this problem should be solved to avoid "poor looking" spots in the otherwise gorgeously engraved lilypond scores, so I would be willing to sponsor a feature which helps to improve this issue.

Anyone would like to join forces (budget) with me to help me to afford the sponsoring? :)

My suggestion would be to extend the TieColumn object to have a "direction" property for each tie, e.g. in a list. Then the user could override it's own positioning "algorithm" more or less like this:

The solution that you propose can relatively easily be added, but I think it is a poor man's substitute for the real thing, which is automatic formatting.

I think that it should be possible to automate it, and I would gladly work on this as a sponsored feature. It would be a somewhat bigger feature (perhaps 800 eur, I'm not sure yet), as the Tie formatting needs to be redone. I'll have a look this week what is involved. If there is a need for more sponsors, I can put up an announcement on

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