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## Re: Augmented steps in figured bass: Notation by crossing last line of t

 From: Ralph Palmer Subject: Re: Augmented steps in figured bass: Notation by crossing last line of the figure Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:03:50 -0500

```On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Reinhard Hahn <address@hidden> wrote:

> > I'm not top posting.
>
> Please record the following as an enhancement request.
>
> A quite commonly used notation for augmented steps is to draw a line
> through the
> eventually elongated last line of the digit. In this case "Last line"
> refers to
> the order the digit is written manually. This results in a typographic
> ligature
> of the digit together with a plus sign.
>
> In case of the augmented sixth the result should be like the following
> example
>
> http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Altsext.gif&filetimestamp=20090401171647
> This is better readable then the result of the following snippet
>
> \version "2.12.3"
> \figures {
>  < 6\\ >4
> }
>
> Similar should be possible together with the figures 2,4,5. Here the
> resulting
> plus sign isn't rotated but its is lowered or highered with respect to the
> result of
>
> \version "2.12.3"
> \figures {
>  \set figuredBassPlusDirection = #RIGHT
>  < 5\+ 4\+ 2\+ >4
> }
>
> A poor graphical representation is given in
> http://www.robertkelleyphd.com/FiguredBass.pdf where the vertical
> position is
> o.k., but it's not really a ligature.
>
> It is quite obvious that the result may be depending on the font used for
> the
> digits.
>
> A possible notation might be to use the \+ modifier and switch between the
> current and the intended behaviour with a property (e.g.
>  \set figuredBassPlusLigature = #TRUE)
>
> Regards
> Reinhard
>
>
>
>
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Greetings, Reinhard -

This has been entered as issue 2042 :