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

From: James
Subject: Re: Better discoverability for thin-variant Aiken heads: add to snippets, docs, or features?
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2017 09:42:46 +0100

Hello Karl,

On Fri, 8 Sep 2017 18:47:56 +0000
Karlin High <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-user/2017-06/msg00137.html
> 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,

I'll make a patch and include a snippet it in the NR.

> adding a feature to LilyPond, the command \aikenHeadsThin

I'll create a tracker for this suggestion too as this is a more long term 
solution (perhaps).



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