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Better discoverability for thin-variant Aiken heads: add to snippets, d

From: Karlin High
Subject: Better discoverability for thin-variant Aiken heads: add to snippets, docs, or features?
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 18:47:56 +0000

Back in June, I was typing up some Aiken-heads music for a client. We 
ran into a problem shown in the attached PNG and LY files, where 
white-head notes end up too dark at lower staff sizes. The problem was 
resolved by using thin-variant Aiken heads. However, arriving at that 
solution was a little challenging. With web searches, I was able to find 
that the thin-variant note heads existed, but not how to access them. A 
post to lilypond-user got good help from Abraham Lee.


The solution was:

aikenHeadsThin = \set shapeNoteStyles = ##(doThin reThin miThin faThin 
sol laThin tiThin)

Now I am wondering about having this information posted somewhere more 
prominently. I understand the options could be...

a snippet for the LSR,
a reference in the documentation, perhaps under NR 1.1.4 Shape note heads,
adding a feature to LilyPond, the command \aikenHeadsThin

Any preference from the developers? I've read some of the contributor's 
guide, and doing the work looks like a fun challenge.
Karlin High
Missouri, USA

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