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Re: add articulation support to multi measure rests (issue 562710043 by
Re: add articulation support to multi measure rests (issue 562710043 by address@hidden)
Sat, 27 Apr 2019 13:31:18 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Dan Eble <address@hidden> writes:
> On Apr 27, 2019, at 04:54, address@hidden wrote:
>> Multimeasure rests can be split into multiple rests and across lines.
>> That's what makes then a Spanner rather than an Item and is the main
>> cause of this complication. How are you dealing with such a split? A
>> fermata only makes sense on the last such rest, most text markups make
>> sense only on the first such rest.
> See Malte’s answer when I raised the same concern:
> It’s a bit long to quote, but his major premise is that \fermata on a
> compressed multimeasure rest is ambiguous to the point of being
But we are talking about a \fermata on an _uncompressed_ multimeasure
rest here. If the compression leaves just a single rest, placing the
fermata does not pose a conundrum to typesetting (it may pose one to the
musician but that's entirely the composer's choice and fault).