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Re: (bug?) irregular lyrics distance in 2.13.10

From: Alexander Kobel
Subject: Re: (bug?) irregular lyrics distance in 2.13.10
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:07:52 +0100
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David Kastrup wrote:
Alexander Kobel <address@hidden> writes:
However, in terms of space efficiency it's debatable whether extenders
should be ignored or not.

No, that is not an option.  If you have lines without descenders and
ascents, like

\score {
    \new Voice = zap { \relative c' { c4 c c c c c2. } }
    \lyricsto zap \lyrics { a mouse races worms across manure }
    \lyricsto zap \lyrics { a mouse races worms across manure }

the result becomes utterly illegible.


I've seen very tight lyrics also in old scores. (I'm not entirely sure whether hand-engraved or not, but at least I think so.) I think this makes some sense for parts where vertical space between systems is more important than everything else, in particular full scores oder even piano reductions with, say, the original language in a smaller, lighter, italic typeface. Anyway, you should be able to get a similar space-efficient and more readable result with a tight baseline-skip setting.

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