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Re: proposal: second style for quartertone accidentals

From: v!ctor address@hidden
Subject: Re: proposal: second style for quartertone accidentals
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 14:20:27 -0500

I agree %100 with the addition of accidentals with arrows. However, I also think that both, the standard 1/4 and 3/4 tone signs Lilypond already has and the new ones should both be accessible, and, ideally, within the same "notehead-style". Otherwise combining them in a single score would require one to be changing styles inside the score, which would not be ideal in that case.
Since we are into adding new accidental signs, I would also actually like the inclusion of arrows (up and down) not only the stadard accidentals Orm suggests, but also on the 1/4 and 3/4 sharp and flat signs lilypond already has. This would allow for a finer pitch resolution.
Here's a png of what i'm thinking. Pay no attention to the style though; this is secondary.

.. ideas?


On 1/27/07, Trevor Bača <address@hidden> wrote:
On 1/27/07, Orm Finnendahl <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 27. Januar 2007, 12:06 Uhr (-0600) schrieb Trevor Bača:
> >
> > Question: would it be possible to have access to *both* sets of
> > glyphs? It seems to me that I've seen both types of glyphs mixed
> > together in single scores; usually the existing quartertone glyphs
> > show exact quartertone alterations while the arrowed glyphs show
> > approximate alterations.
> >
> Well, my proposal meant to be completely backwards compatible. I
> thought about something similar to the "notehead-style" property like
> saying
> \override #'accidental-style = "arrowed"
> for getting the arrowed accidentals and
> \revert #'accidental-style
> for switching back.

Ah, OK. I very much vote yes. I've wanted the arrowed glyphs for quite
some time and would like to see them as part of the standard

Trevor Bača

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