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Re: Italic numbers for fingerings (feature request)

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: Italic numbers for fingerings (feature request)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:23:38 +0100
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Am 17.02.2017 um 01:39 schrieb Simon Albrecht:
> On 16.02.2017 23:27, tisimst wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Urs Liska wrote:
>>> if I'm not mistaken (and a very recent post in the German forum
>>> http://www.lilypondforum.de/index.php?topic=2465.0  seems to confirm
>>> that) LilyPond doesn't have built-in support for italics in fingerings.
>>> As using italics for fingerings is a regular use case (e.g. to
>>> differentiate between editor's and composer's fingerings) I would like
>>> to see native support for italics in fingerings.
>>> So there would have to be a) glyphs for italics numbers in Emmentaler
>>> and b) a way to choose between upright and italics for fingerings.
>> The default mechanism uses the 'fetaText encoding to get the numbers. If
>> you
>> \override Fingering.font-encoding = 'latin1
>> you should then be able to change the font to any normal text font
>> and turn
>> on Italics.
> I gave it a try, and using
> \version "2.19.54"
> {
>   1-\tweak font-encoding #'latin1 \tweak font-name "Ubuntu" \tweak
> font-size 6 \tweak font-shape #'italic -3
> }
> I can get the correct font and font size, but not the correct font
> shape (nor series).
> Don’t know why…

AFAIK it can be achieved by setting the font-name to "Ubuntu Italics" or
whatever the concrete font name is. So alternative font shapes can be
used by directly calling the font but not through font-series.


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