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Re: Guidelines for bounding boxes?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Guidelines for bounding boxes?
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:53:25 -0300

On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 9:44 PM, Patrick McCarty<address@hidden> wrote:

> Are there any guidelines LilyPond adheres to for creating bounding
> boxes?
> For example, when I adjusted the bbox for the \eyeglasses markup
> command, I _underestimated_ the bbox.  Should I have slightly
> _overestimated_ instead?  Attached is a PNG displaying the bbox.
> Also, in the case of Metafont glyphs, there doesn't appear to be a
> clear convention: some bounding boxes are underestimated, but others
> are overestimated.

There is no strict convention.  Some dimensions are used very
specifically inside lilypond, so they should be exact (for example:
note head dimensions); for others, the difference is unimportant: the
bass clef is covered by the staff anyway, so the half-linethick error
does not make a difference

Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden -

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