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Re: more stems piercing text

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: more stems piercing text
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:07:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Keith OHara" <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Another minimal example from
>>> http://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/detail?id=2795#c16
>>> \paper { indent = 0\mm
>>>   line-width = 41\mm
>>>   ragged-right = ##f }
>>> \score { << \new Staff { g1_"retaliate" }
>>>      \new Staff << { e''4 e''' r2 } \\ e'1 >> >> }
>>> Workaround
>>>   \override DynamicTextSpanner #'skyline-horizontal-padding = #0.5
> Oops, the correct override is
>     \override TextScript #'skyline-horizontal-padding = #0.2
> where 0.2 is the value Janek is considering.
> Added as <http://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/detail?id=3325>
>> Would it make sense if the "skyline horizontal padding" was only applied
>> in inward direction and/or limited/clipped by the outward padding?  In
>> that case, one could use comparatively larger values for stopping
>> interleaving while not causing outward problems.
> Not in this case, because the near-collision is just as disturbing if
> the word ends at the 'i' "retali" and a stem comes within the usual
> inter-letter space.

Nobody precludes us from padding the full script with a regular padding
as well.  I'd just think that usually we want larger horizontal padding
inside than outside.  I mean, going between letters is really bad, but I
also don't want stuff to fit in between the stems of "dd", for example.

David Kastrup

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