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lyrics alignment

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: lyrics alignment
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 18:43:55 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> Hi,
> currently, lyrics alignment is coded as a number, having the choice
> between currently three different modes:
> (grob-property-description 'alignment number? "alignment of lyrics on
> notehead, -1 is LEFT, 0 is CENTRE, 1 is RIGHT .")

IIRC, this number is continuous, i.e. you can use 0.75 to get "almost

> Chant notation will require an additional 4th mode: each syllable is
> aligned according to the position of its first vowel.  I think, a
> numerical value is not the proper coding for such a thing.  Since 2.0 will
> be the big-syntax-change release anyway, how about changing the type of
> alignment from number to symbol?

Lyric alignment should be on the first vowel (for longer syllables) in
general, At least, so we have been told by our gurus.

So this is something that will be changed anyway. 

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