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Script oddities

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Script oddities
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 00:40:27 +0200

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address@hidden writes:
> I'm working on the addition of a number of baroque ornaments, 
> as requested by Jérémie, and found a couple of problems in
> the current support of ornaments and other scripts.
> - You can not get the same script both above and below one and
>   the same note. For example, if you try c^\fermata_\fermata, 
>   you only get the upper fermata, not the lower one. Two different 
>   scripts on the same note works fine. What's the idea behind 
>   this behaviour, or is it just a bug?

it is caused by the equal_b() calls in Script_engraver::try_music.
This was an old idea of mine for combining parts (long before we had a
part combiner) -- the idea was to specify a script in both parts,
which would should only print one when the parts were merged. 

However -- I still think it is a logical thing to do: having two the
same articulations on a note doesn't make sense to me, musically
speaking. If you're into hacks, you might as well make a second,
different script that uses a different articulation-type (\script

> - I know that the support for scriptHorizontal is supposed to be 
>   very primitive, but I dare complain anyway. If you do, 
>   \property Voice.scriptHorizontal = ##t
>   c^- c_-
>   the result is unsymmetrical, the script on the right hand side
>   is fairly distant from the note head whereas the left hand side
>   script almost collides with the note head. 

Interesting. I'm looking (recompiling) as we speak


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