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Re: Problems with gregorian neumes ligatures

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Problems with gregorian neumes ligatures
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 11:49:13 +0100
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Amélie Aubut wrote:
Nobody can help? Am I facing bugs that I should report on the bug reports list?

Hi Amelie,

Unfortunately, the Gregorian chant notation has fallen into disuse. It was contributed by Juergen who unfortunately is rather busy. However, I can look at this as part of a sponsored-bugfix program (see )

I am a beginner at Lilypond (this is my second transcription) and I am encountering some (3 majors) difficulties with gregorian chant notation (neumes ligatures). Let's try to be clear:

1- PORRECTUS: The last note of every porrectus that end with an ascending second (for exemple: g f g) is too close from the "line" of the porrectus, making the last note head unclear. Maybe I could make the staves bigger without changing the size of the neumes? Would that be a solution? (and how do I do that?)

2- DOTS: Dots inside a ligature are too close to the next note heads. I tried to add skips after the dotted notes, but it had no effect.

3- ICTUS: At two places (over the words "(manum) tuam" and "(scientia tua) alleluia", the ictus does not appear under the note it is assigned to.

Besides that, I am quite happy with the results. I hope someone can help me to make it perfect! Thank you and happy new year to everyone!

 Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden -

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