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Re: multiple TextSpanners per voice

From: David Nalesnik
Subject: Re: multiple TextSpanners per voice
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:28:25 -0500

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 11:50 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

> Trevor Bača <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to add that I'm *incredibly* excited by this work. The ability
> to
> > have multiple text spanners in a voice -- and to tweak each independently
> > -- is something I've wanted in LilyPond for many years. (I responded to a
> > different thread about this a touch too early only moments ago;
> apologies,
> > catching up on list mail.) This is really incredibly exciting to me, and
> I
> > think it will be to very many other composers once the ability is made
> > clear in a public release (and in the docs).
> >
> > For what it's worth, I'd very much like to request the promotion of this
> > work to a fully acknowledged new feature (respecting, of course, the
> needs
> > of feature sequencing in the release process).
> >
> > I'm not quite sure what the best (user) interface for this is. I suppose
> > \startTextSpan[One|Two|Three|Four] will work. Though it seems like
> > \startTextSpan #1 or \startTextSpan #"fancy-spanner-name" would be a more
> > complete generalization of the feature.
> \=1\startTextSpan ... \=1\endTextSpan already work as a user interface.
> It's just that there is nothing that would actually _heed_ the settings
> of "spanner-id" achieved in that manner yet.
This works wonderfully well as an interface with the engraver I posted.
Thank you so much!  Now it is possible to remove all the extra definitions
of \startTextSpanEightyFour and the like.

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