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Re: Tuplet on single-note tremolo

From: Reinhold Kainhofer
Subject: Re: Tuplet on single-note tremolo
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 17:14:16 +0100
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Am Montag, 25. Februar 2008 schrieb Reinhold Kainhofer:
> Am Sonntag, 23. Dezember 2007 schrieb Reinhold Kainhofer:
> > Hi,
> > Schubert's Stabat Mater (D.383) contains lots of measures (3/4 time),
> > where each beat is a eighth-tremolo using an additional triplet, ie. in
> > lilypond notation:
> >   \times 2/3 { a4.:8 } \times 4/6 {a2.:8} | ....
> >
> > If I use this in lilypond, it gets the timing correct, but unfortunately
> > the tuplet (which appears only on a single printed note) does NOT display
> > any tuplet number...
> Okay, I now took a look at the code and in Tuplet_number::print, there is a
> hardcoded check that kills the tuplet number if the tuplet "does not take
> up any time". In my eyes, this is wrong, since then there is no visual
> indication of a tuplet and the timing appears totally wrong (e.g. three
> dotted quarter notes in a e/4 measure!).
> Attached is a patch, which fixes this problem by removing the check for
> zero-length in the tuplet number (but of course the tuplet bracket should
> not be shown for single-note tuplets).

Since I didn't get any response whether I could commit or not, here it is 
again (with one small fix: Instead of killing the bracket for single-note 
tuplets -- which also kills the number -- is simply need to hide the 

So, once again: Can I commit this to git or not?

Reinhold Kainhofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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 * Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, TU Wien,
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