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RE: text first draft

 From: Trevor Daniels Subject: RE: text first draft Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 10:31:31 -0000

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From: Graham Percival 04 November 2007 08:31
>
> Trevor Daniels wrote:
> >
> > Graham Percival asked on 03 November 2007 06:57
> >> Text
> >>
> >> REWRITE
> >> - overview of text entry: rename?  Also, fill in.
> >>    - or possibly delete it?
> >
> > A real-life example would be good to encourage the
> > reader to go further, and convince him the solution
> > to his particular problem will be found here.
> > It is a difficult section, and encouragement is
> > needed.
>
> Well, there will be an inspirational headword
> eventually in 1.8 Text.
> As for the Overview specifically, I take it this
> a vote in favor of
> keeping it?
>
Yes
>
> >>    \fatText goes into @commonprop
> >
> > There should be a distinction between simple
> > commands like this and the more arcane overrides
> > which expose scheme and LP internals.  The former
> > are fine in the main text; the latter should be
> > in @commonprop.
>
> Actually, \fatText _is_ simply an arcane override
> -- but one which the
> developers thought was so common that they
> included a predefined
> variable.

The difference exactly.  That's why I think this
predefined variable should be in the main text.

> Look in ly/propert-init.ly :
>
> fatText = { \override TextScript
> #'extra-spacing-width = #'(0 . 0)
>              \override TextScript
> #'infinite-spacing-height = ##t }
>
> There was a proposal to explain this in every
> single @commonprop
> section, but I think it's better to include one
> GOOD explanation of this
> kind of thing in the LM.

I agree entirely. A ref to the explanation is
all that is required.
>
> (let's put this specific question to rest for a
> few days; I promise we
>