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Re: How to deal with Time Signatures horizontal alignment?

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: How to deal with Time Signatures horizontal alignment?
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:55:42 +0200

2007/8/26, Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden>:
> 2007/8/26, Valentin Villenave <address@hidden>:
> > As a result, the first TimeSignature of each system is also aligned
> > with the left barline (which puts it too far on the left, even before
> > the Clef).

> I thought that was desired. If you don't do the break-align-symbol
> override, the time sig will be after the clef on the start of the
> system.

This is the point; the time signatures should be aligned with the
barlines, *unless* they're at the beginning of the line (then they
have to be put after the clef).

This is because in such orchestral scores, the time signature is
printed above the 1st flute staff, above the 1st Horn staff and above
the 1st Violins staff (in other words, above each main instrument
groups). Since there is no barline between those staves, the
TimeSignature can be aligned with the barlines, *but* since the first
barline of each system is always printed, then the TimeSignature has
to be moved after the Clef.

You can see such engraving rules in many contemporary orchestral
scores (I have some examples here in France, but unfortunately I
haven't a scanner).

Thank you very much


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