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Re: [PATCH [uploaded to Rietveld]] Automatic lyric extenders

From: Alexander Kobel
Subject: Re: [PATCH [uploaded to Rietveld]] Automatic lyric extenders
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 02:06:58 +0100
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On 2016-12-27 21:25, Trevor Daniels wrote:
Alexander Kobel wrote Monday, December 26, 2016 1:00 AM
Oh well, it's late. I didn't spot measure 7, with the 8( 8) in alto.
Same there.
And, of course, you should have an extender there in the second verse,
and you should have extenders in measure 1 (was/was/shall) an measure 9
(shall/shall/was); but that's a limitation of the satb-template (or,
rather, a lack of voice assignment) that's beyond this patch to correct.

Well spotted!  In fact there are several other places where the lyric
alignment was wrong.  At the time I posted it it was a work-in-progress
(for Christmas 2017, in fact), but thank you for helping with the final
tweaks :)  For interest, I attach the latest version, hopefully now almost
correct, albeit several messy tweaks!  Can you spot any other improvements?

To be honest, I'm not sure whether I should be proud of spotting some - after this year's last rehearsal, six beers and two schnapps, and an obscene level of alcohol blocking my mind. But still, opening the PDF on my smartphone, the first thing that came to my mind is: there must be something wrong with the kerning of Lily's extenders. And the antialiasing of the Android PDF reader sucks, the lines have different thickness...
But no, there's fake extenders.

Not sure if it's any good to become too aware of certain details... ;-)

It will make a useful test as the various improvements to LP which you
outline below take effect.  One day maybe all the tweaks can be removed.

In fact, to solve this, one would need a simultaneous assignment of the
lyrics to all four voices they apply to. Basically, a \addlyrics
\lyricsto ChoirStaff.

That would indeed be a great improvement - once it can be made to work!

Yes. Unfortunately, that'll be the only cure to the workarounds, or really annoying manual voice-switching within the lyrics.

(Note 1 to whom it may concern, including myself: once this works, the
satb and ssaattbb templates should be changed to associate the Verse*
lyrics with the entire ChoirStaff, and *Lyrics with the corresponding
Staff per default.)

I'd be happy to make this change as soon it it becomes available.

Great to hear. I've never used the templates, mostly to circumvent that restriction. I think I'll be a happy user once the extender is fixed...

(Note 2 to whom it may concern, including myself: we should have auto
extender regtests for \lyricsto ctx = name, for at least ctx = Voice,
Staff, ChoirStaff.)


Essentially, my recent bug report should be enough for a regtest.

Cheerio, Miss Sophie! (Sorry, can't help. Not sure if you share our nation's yearly half-an-hour of British humour with "Dinner for One" on the isles - it's Germany's traditional New Year's Eve TV entertainment...)

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