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Re: Non-music variables seem not to work in Lilypond 2.19.54-1

From: Colin Campbell
Subject: Re: Non-music variables seem not to work in Lilypond 2.19.54-1
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 16:51:42 -0700
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On 2017-02-05 04:08 PM, Simon Albrecht wrote:
On 05.02.2017 09:45, Tom Campbell wrote:
I'm not top posting
% Lilypad version required for non-music variables
\version "2.19.54"

% I believe one should now be able to create non-music variables, at least
according to:
http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.19/Documentation/learning/organizing-pieces-with-variables % I am attempting to create style sheet-like thingies for book publishing. % This gives the error "Ignoring non-music expression" in Lilypond 2.19.54-1

More importantly, before that it gives the error ‘unknown escaped string: `\fontsize'’. That’s because \fontsize is a markup command and you are using it in a music expression.
Please refer to <address@hidden> for help on your use case.

Just to expand a bit on Simon's reply: anything inside brackets is taken as a music expression by LilyPond, while \fontsize needs to be placed in a non-musical container, such as a \markup. I see you are working through the Learning Manual, and you will find more help a bit further down in 3.4.4 and 4.7.2 of that manual. Simon has also recommended that you try posting to the user list first, for your next questions, keeping the bug list for those issues which cannot be answered elsewhere.



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