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Re: varC clefs in 2.19

From: Ian Hulin
Subject: Re: varC clefs in 2.19
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:08:15 +0100
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Hi Marc and list,
On 01/06/14 09:48, Marc Hohl wrote:> Am 01.06.2014 08:54, schrieb James:
>> On 31/05/14 22:44, address@hidden wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "James" <address@hidden>
>>> To: address@hidden
>>> Cc: "lilypond-devel" <address@hidden>
>>> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 3:16:53 PM
>>> Subject: Re: varC clefs in 2.19


>>> I downloaded/installed 2.19.7-1 on a machine and can confirm that:
>>> \clef tenorvarC
>>> ...and...
>>> \clef altovarC
>>> per your description above.  I also tried...
>>> \clef mezzosopranovarC
>>> ...and...
>>> \clef sopranovarC
>>> ...which did not produce output but rather gave me a verbose error
>>> message listing all the recognized clef names.  Is this an oversight
>>> or was a decision made not to make the 'varC' glyph available
>>> for all the same positions as the default 'C' clef?
>>> -David
>> Well that is a question for those more experienced than I that know
>> about things such as if this clef is appropriate for mezzo and sop
>> ranges. I would have assumed that the person that checked in the change
>> would have known, so can only assume that this is an oversight or there
>> is some convention (musically) that means that these voice types
>> would not be in this clef for some reason or other.
> I am responsible for the added glyph, but I do not use this clef variant
> at all, so I don't know which combinations are useful/needed.
> Cf.
> Ian proposed the additional variant, which I implemented 1:1 according
> to his ideas. I'll cc him, I think he knows more about this type of
> clefs than me.
> Adding additional var-clef names would be straightforward.
> Marc

Hi all, I wanted these clefs as they were required in a Handel score I
was working with; I only needed the alto- and tenor- flavour versions of
these.  If you feel a full set of sopranovarC, mezzosopranovarC,
baritonevarC clefs need defining, please do so.

Cheers, Ian

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