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Re: Inputting special symbols

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Inputting special symbols
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 15:16:41 +0100
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On Thursday 05 January 2006 12.25, Gilles wrote:
> Hello.
> > The problem I've had with that is that when I define
> >
> >      eaigu = "<the utf-8 double byte for é>"
> >
> > and then (later) say
> >
> >      \markup "sym" \eaigu "trique"
> >
> > what I get in the PDF file is
> >
> >      sym é trique
> >
> > because Lilypond inserts a space between any two markup components.
> I noticed that too, and I'd tend to consider this as a bug.

no, it's the intended behaviour of markup.

It could be possible to write a markup function that concatenates markup 
words, something like \concatenate { "sym" \eaigu "trique" }. I think such a 
function would be fairly easy to write, but I don't know because I haven't 
looked at the code. It might be a sponsorable feature.

> And there is also the "reverse" behaviour:  Blank spaces at the
> beginning or end of double-quoted strings are trimmed.  

Sorry for not replying. I don't consider this a bug; that behaviour is 


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