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Re: Inputting special symbols

From: Gilles
Subject: Re: Inputting special symbols
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 15:39:47 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11


> > > 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.

Wouldn't it be more logical to do that by default, instead of having
to call a function explicitely to remove something (space) which wasn't
there in the first place?

> > 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 
> intended.

Then, maybe could you explain the rationale behind the intention?
I.e for outputting the opposite of the user's input:

 1. Add a space where there was none
 2. Remove a space where the user wants one


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