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padding for DynamicText

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: padding for DynamicText
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 02:19:06 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> [CVS 2004-01-22 10:01]
> The info file of lilypond says (node `Dynamics'):
>    Dynamics are objects of *note (lilypond-internals)DynamicText:: and
>    *note (lilypond-internals)Hairpin::.  Vertical positioning of these
>    symbols is handled by the *note
>    (lilypond-internals)DynamicLineSpanner:: object.
> but this isn't true.  Setting the `padding' property for DynamicText
> has no effect at all.

That's exactly what it says: for vertical positioning (i.e. setting
padding) use the DynamicLineSpanner.

> Please make lilypond behave as documented so that I can set the
> padding property for DynamicText objects also.  This is very useful
> for piano music.

The dynamic engraver (along with the piano-pedal engraver) are rather
obtuse, and should probably be rewritten. I don't how yet.  


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