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Re: rests

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: rests
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:06:16 +0000
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Chris Jackson wrote:

On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 02:25:57PM +0200, Rune Zedeler wrote:

Chris Jackson wrote:

What's happening with rests at the moment? r4 currently gives
an r8, and r8 gives a classical r4 (a reflected r8).

You haven't uninstalled the old fonts correctly. Remove any old
feta-fonts, make -C mf/ clean, and make install.

Hmm, I used the clean-fonts script, but looks like there were still some
lying around (Debian). It doesn't matter, it's working now, probably
won't be able to reproduce what happened.

I didn't realise we had classical quarter rests - they're not
documented (what's supposed to be the syntax?). Not that I'd
want to use the nasty things - they're a PITA when reading

Yes they are, and they were the cause of many engraving errors.
Consequently the S or Z rest came into use sometime between 1808
and 1826 and until the 1880's when piano music publishers decided
to go back to Gutenberg's letter R it was standard.  It's still
Information is not knowledge.           Belief is not truth.
Indoctrination is not teaching.   Tradition is not evidence.
         David Raleigh Arnold   address@hidden

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