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Re: Black mensural notation

From: Lukas Pietsch
Subject: Re: Black mensural notation
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:32:37 +0000 (UTC)
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Karl Hammar <karl <at>> writes:

> On line 22 in the ly-file:
>       %% Accidentals are valid only once (same as
> Shouldn't the accidental be valid for the next note and any same 
> repeted note, this has bothered me with the current white mesural
> support. E.g. if you say "bes bes bes", it should be only one b-flat
> sign?

Ah, actually, that was just a bit I copied over from the "MensuralVoice"
definition, but it gets further overridden by my package anyway. What the
\mensura command does is it won't display any accidentals at all, unless you
manually force it to, for each individual instance you want one displayed.
> And the b-flat sign could be displaced horisontally to the left as
> in gregorian chant?

Not quite sure what you mean here. Displaced to the left of any ligature? That's
already done. Or to some arbitrary other position? That might actually be useful
indeed, but I haven't yet figured out a way of doing it. In fact, in the very
first snippet in the documentation file, the natural sign should also be in
front of the whole white note group, and I couldn't do it.

> The rests looks a little thick in section 1.4 in the pdf.

True, they aren't very beautiful. I was taking over the thickness of the
built-in rests from the "mensural" style. I'd need to figure out a way how to
tweak the thickness of the standard smaller rests; adapting the new larger rests
to that is easy.

> Wery nice, I'm very happy to see this!!!

Thanks for the encouragement! 

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