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Re: Possible to change the three-quarters-flat symbol?

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Possible to change the three-quarters-flat symbol?
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 19:24:13 +0200
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If you just have the desired symbol available in some font
or can compose it by combining existing symbols in some way,
it is fairly straightforward to redefine the way an accidental
is typeset. If you want it fully automated so that LilyPond
itself replaces every three-quarters-flat symbol with some
other symbol, then you need to write a few lines in the
Scheme programming language.

The best solution would of course be to include these
different variants of the accidental symbols into the
LilyPond font and to add some style property that can be
used to select the desired layout. This requires more
hacking, though.


Alexander Ness wrote:


I am a composition student in New York. I recently discovered
LilyPond, and am excited by its flexibility, clarity of design, and
high output quality.

Is there a way to change the three-quarters-flat symbol, and---more
generally---to designate  symbols for other microtonal accidentals
(arrows for 1/8 tones, for example)? The current 3/4-flat symbol looks
confusingly like a double-flat; far more common, at least in the U.S.,
is a symbol combining the 1/2- and 1/4-flats by fusing their stems, to
create a symmetrical heart shape with a vertical line extending

Thank you for your help!

Alexander Ness

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