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Re: lyrics hyphens question

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: lyrics hyphens question
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:13:30 +0200
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Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi David (et al.),
> These are questions regarding the "lyric-word-reconstituter" in the
> thread which includes the post
> <>.
> I'd love to use it (or something like it) in my engravings going forward.
> 1. It doesn't seem to work with 2.19.61 (at least), and convert-ly
> doesn't seem to help. The error is
>     warning: type check for `LyricWord' failed; value
> `#<Grob_properties>' must be of type `list'
> My instinct (and a quick search on -user) led me to believe that changing
>     (set-object-property! grob-name 'translation-type? list?)
> to
>     (set-object-property! grob-name 'translation-type? ly:grob-properties?)
> might fix the problem. The file/example now compiles without
> error. Did I fix it correctly?

Sounds like you had the right idea for moving an ugly hack forward in

> 2. This is a workaround/hack/fix from 2014. At the time, there was
> some question as to whether Janek might roll this (or similar) into
> the GSoC Lyric project… but that is, I believe, dead in the water. Is
> there any hope of getting this into the codebase? I'm happy to take
> this "stub" (much more than a stub, of course!) and shepherd it
> through the dev process to the goal line — but I don't want to start
> down a track that will ultimately lead to frustration or nowhere at
> all.

I don't currently have an idea about the overall viability.  David N?

David Kastrup

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