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Re: Some points about hyphens (and a possible patch)

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Some points about hyphens (and a possible patch)
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 10:27:12 +0100
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Bertalan Fodor wrote:

I played a bit with lyric hyphens.

1. First I found that with latin1-encoded accented characters calculating
the bounding box is not totally exact.
Try ÖÜÖÜÖÜ and \"O\"U\"O\"U as a syllable and compare.

Yes, LilyPond is cheating in several ways when it comes to font
handling. First of all, it doesn't know anything about the NSFF
font selection scheme that LaTeX uses, instead it uses low-level
TeX commands. Secondly, when it calculates the width of each
lyrics syllable, it ignores TeX commands like \" and it also
ignores characters it doesn't find in the default CMR font.

For most of the characters in latin1, the character number is the
same in the T1 font encoding as in the Latin1 input encoding. You
can exploit this by setting
\property Lyrics . LyricText \override #'font-name = #"ecrm1000"
and remove the line
in the LaTeX wrapper created by the lilypond script.
(You can do this either by
- lilypond -k, edit lilypond.dir/myfile.latex,
  cd lilypond.dir, latex myfile.latex
- edit /usr/bin/lilypond and comment out the code that generates
  the inputenc line.)

I leave your second comment to others.


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