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Re: Change color for some symbols in a sylable

From: Francisco Vila
Subject: Re: Change color for some symbols in a sylable
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 21:01:51 +0100

2012/1/9 Светлана <address@hidden>:
> Hello all!
> I make notes for old Russian church music. Before I just learned lilypond, 
> now I'm concerned with look and feel, so I have quite many questions. I'll 
> try to ask them one by one, not making mess with multiple topics in one 
> message. If it's not the right way here, please tell me.
> One thing that I need is coloring symbols inside lyrics. I use lyrics for old 
> notation (called znamennoye in Russian), it makes sense because it uses 
> syllables and is being typed as symbol strings with a special font. One 
> syllable (znamya) in common font could look like "*8ъйяХ1-" or something like 
> that.
> Some symbols in a syllable (not all the syllable) should be colored in red. 
> When I use markup it is applied to all the syllable, which is wrong for me. 
> How could I color just certain symbols? The best thing would be a script that 
> tells that, for example, all "o"s and "-"s must be red if lyrics is entered 
> in \lyricmode, not in \lyricsto, because there should be some normal text. 
> The red symbols are always the same but it must be case sensitive, use 
> cyrillics (unicode) and special symbols (%/|\ etc.).

Use complex markups as syllables.

{ c' } \addlyrics { \markup { \concat { \with-color #red "A" "bc" } } }

Francisco Vila. Badajoz (Spain) ,

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