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Re: Remarks about the documentation (section 8.3)

From: Jean-Charles Malahieude
Subject: Re: Remarks about the documentation (section 8.3)
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 18:51:55 +0200
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Le 14.08.2007 11:27, Graham Percival disait :
Sorry, I'm not certain I understand -- is this a suggestion about rewriting the docs, or a question about how to use lilypond?

Both of them, if you don't mind.
I should say I often run the examples I don't really fully understand, in order to give a better translation.

If it's about rewriting the docs, please be a bit more specific. I've never used quotes, so I need exact instructions. Alternatively, you could discuss it with Valentin (potentially in French) and he could figure out what to do with the docs. :)

I've sometimes seen quotes in choir scores, indicating the last measure
of an instrumental part during a long pause. It is useful for getting the right pitch when singing again.

So let me explain what I understand of Han-Wen's comment:
 when the original part takes over again, this should be marked with
 the name of the original instrument.

@c really?  Are you sure about that last point?  I'll check after 3.0
@c -gp

@c Yes, this is good practice.  Otherwise, the start of the original
@c part can only be seen from the font size.  This is not good enough
@c for sight-reading.  It is possilbe to use other
@c markers (e.g. a big close-bracket over the staff) to indicate the cue
@c   notes are
@c finished.
@c -hwn

The Voice you want to quote gets sticked with \addQuote @var{name} @var{music}.

When you want to use this original part in another staff, the citation will occur either in normal size (\quoteDuring) or smaller size (\cueDuring). If you can approximate the difference throughout the font-size of the quotation, It might be useful to print the playing instrument and an extender to its end.

I have not been able to pick up the _name_ you use both when defining the quotable voice and when quoting it later. The only way I founded was to add a markup to the silent (rest or skip) in order to print the playing instrument.

Hoping not to be too boring,

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