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## Re: knee slope and linewidth

 From: Mats Bengtsson Subject: Re: knee slope and linewidth Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 15:40:39 +0100

> > 1.5.43 has some problems with the slope of the knees (in measure 1 the
> > slope is too low, in measure 4 it is too high). And the ly2dvi produces
> > faulty line widhts (notice that the composer name is too far to the left
> > in the example).
>
> Ly2dvi is not unit independent: it assumes that dimensions are output
> in points.  I hope someone adds the code to switch between pt and mm.
>
> (And yes, I know that it has no practical value to be able to make
> that switch. But I still want it to be clear what kind of units a
> program is using.)

Isn't it better if Lilypond explicitly specifies the unit in
the generated TeX code.
If it would say, for example,
\def\lilypondpaperhsize{210.0000mm}
the string could be copied directly into the LaTeX wrapper file
and TeX would interpret it correctly whereas ly2dvi wouldnt have
to care.

/Mats