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Re: Fw: Proposed chord name font (PDF included)

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: Fw: Proposed chord name font (PDF included)
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:03:17 +0200

Le lundi 30 juillet 2007 à 11:51 -0300, PabloZum a écrit :

> I'm currently trying out an idea given by Mats Bengtsson in the users
> forum, which is to write out the chord names as an additional set of
> timed lyrics above the score. It's easy to do and it works fine,
> except that the transposing function is lost.
> All the same, I'd like to try and learn how to write sourcecode for
> LilyPond. Is there a manual or a tutorial?

There is no manual or tutorial, but there is the engraving essay on and Erik Sandberg's master thesis (see About ->
Publications on  The source code is written in C++ and
Scheme, and the sources use Git as a revision control system.  If you
really want to get involved into hacking LilyPond, you'll have to be
able to compile LilyPond and know at least Scheme and Git.

However, all this is not necessary for what you need for chord names.
You could simply write your own transposing function in Scheme, so it
can be easily used in .ly files; such a function needn't be included in
official LilyPond sources, but it can certainly be added to LSR if the
font is freely available.  In this case, you only have to know Scheme.

Also, don't forget there is a lot of tasks you can contribute to, that
don't require any programming skills: see


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