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Re: Changing voice order...

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Changing voice order...
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:36:52 +0200 (CEST)

>>This concerns << ... \\ ... \\ ... ... >>
>>If we have more than one voice, voices are assigned in order:
>>1/2, 1/2/3, 1/2/3/4, 1/2/3/4/5, 1/2/3/4/5/6 ...
>>while the documentation is quite explicit that, ordered from top to
>>bottom, assignments should be more like
>>1/2, 3/1/2, 3/1/2/4, 5/3/1/2/4, 5/3/1/2/4/6 ...
>>namely keeping the small voice numbers for the inner voices.  Now I
>>am sort of afraid that changing this is likely to end pretty
>>disruptive to existing scores.  Even though I don't know how many
>>really use the original ordering unchanged as well as intentionally.
> I just stumbled over this for the first time recently (because I
> usually use the othe construct with explicit voices). I found it
> disturbing that I can't define the voices from top to bottom but
> have to apply a seemingly wrong ordering.

I think we must not change the original commands.  However, we could
introduce another series of commands that do the numbering from top to
bottom.  A possibility would be \voice + roman numeral: \voiceI,
\voiceII, \voiceIII, etc.  Or what about \voice.1, \voice.2, ...?


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