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RE: centering the new Lyrics

From: James Lowe
Subject: RE: centering the new Lyrics
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:41:47 +0000


From: address@hidden address@hidden on behalf of Phil Holmes address@hidden
Sent: 29 December 2010 12:26
To: address@hidden; Keith OHara
Subject: Re: centering the new Lyrics

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith OHara" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:08 AM
Subject: centering the new Lyrics

> Dear engravers of lyrics,
> The next version of LilyPond will handle empty spaces within lyrics
> differently.
> If we have some adjacent lines of lyrics, version 2.12 collapses any empty
> sections, so the set of lines collapses to the minimum vertical height.
> The new system by default preserves the space for the empty sections[*],
> so that the lines remain consistently spaced.   So far I have heard people
> want to do two things:
> (1) let interrupted lyrics collapse to a single line,
> (2) perfectly center a line of lyrics between two staves.
> The new system is very flexible, so we can do these things (attached). But
> the new system is complicated, so I always forget and need to relearn how
> to use it.
> I want to make a new snippet(s), or a shortcut command(s).  Do people
> really want to do such things? What else? Is the attached .ly
> self-explanatory?
> --
> Keith
> note[*] except between one line of Lyrics attached to the next staff #UP
> and another line attached to the next staff #DOWN.  In this case LilyPond
> tries to let the lyrics collapse, but there is a bug (issue 1309) that
> sometimes prevents them from lining up perfectly.

I'd appreciate a snippet in the LSR to explain this.


Actually if this is changing default behaviour I'd like text in the NR proper 
than a snippet.


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