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Re: nested tuplets

From: Karim . Haddad
Subject: Re: nested tuplets
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 22:47:47 +0200 (CEST)
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Dear Trevor

Great Thanx it works ! it was the bracket padding that i have missed.
I will let you know if i encounter some impossible notation. But for the
time being,
Lily is the best.

Thanx to all again .


> On 4/5/06, karim haddad <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello
>> First of all , i wish to say thanx to everybody working on the dev of
>> lily.
>> the last version is great.
>> Ok, now for some remarks.
>> the nested tuplets feature which is really great has however one
>> inconvenient.
>> As we can see in the news doc, when these occur the brackets are too
>> tight
>> i.e they are too close one on the other and sometimes very hard to read.
>> Is there a way to add some extra space between them. This would be
>> great.
> Hi Karim,
> Two good things help with tuplet bracket positioning:
> 1. You can use
>   \override TupletBracket #'staff-padding = #5.0 % or whatever value you
> like
> ... to move the whole nest of brackets up to so some uniform level
> above the staff; this will set all the *innermost* brackets level with
> each other, meaning that toplevel brackets will just stack higher and
> higher.
> 2. You can use
>   \override TupletBracket #'padding = #2.3 % or whatever value you want
> ... to adjust the exact spacing that you're talking about *between*
> the brackets in the nest. I find values between #1.5 and #3.0 work
> nicely.
> Remember, too, if you're doing a lot of things with nested prolation
> that you can control the graphic object properties of the tuplet
> number with the TupletNumber grob (which is now independent of the
> TupletBracket grob). And you can force the tuplet number as a fraction
> with \set tupletNumberFormatFunction = #fraction-tuplet-formatter.
> Hope this helps; the total set of time-notation features in lily now
> is amazing. I can't think of a better vehicle for sketching rhythmic
> material for a piece. If you find something you *can't* set, please
> say something.
> --
> Trevor BaÄ?a
> address@hidden

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