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Re: Keys won't display as text in saxophone diagram

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: Keys won't display as text in saxophone diagram
Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 08:37:54 +0200

On 5/23/20, Antonio Ortega Brook <address@hidden> wrote:
> @Carl: yes, that's exactly what I was looking for (although things may have
> changed a bit, now...), thank you very much. As far as I can tell,
> everything seems to be working as expected.

Great!  Carl, feel free to open a merge request or to push new commits
onto mine.

> About the regression test, I'm not sure of what it means (I'm not a "real
> programmer", just an amateur...) but I thought I could make a fingering
> chart or something like that and check that every possible fingering is
> correct in both modes with the help of a professional saxophonist. Please
> let me know if I could be of help in any other way.

Yes, that’s exactly what I meant. These diagrams appear to have been
wrong for a decade and you’re the first one to realize that; not only
were they wrong but they even made LilyPond crash, which is very very
bad. Therefore we should have an exhaustive list of diagrams
somewhere: first to test them all and make sure there are no other
mistakes (as this discussion has proven, there are); then to make sure
that future changes to LilyPond’s internal source code don’t
accidentally break anything.

Mike (the colleague of mine who implemented the diagrams in the first
place, a long time ago) has never played any woodwind instrument, and
neither have I; so if you (or Torsten) know some musicians that can
help, please do!  (And by the way, there are very few "real
programmers" among LilyPond contributors and developers; I’m certainly
not one either, and neither was Mike when he wrote that stuff.  So,
anyone’s welcome to help us!)

-- V.

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