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Re: Added transition lines for lyrics (issue 565750043 by address@hidden

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Added transition lines for lyrics (issue 565750043 by address@hidden)
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 09:13:51 +0100

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 1:41 AM Dan Eble <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2020, at 04:42, Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 12:44 AM Dan Eble <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> I agree that lots of duplication is something that should be avoided, but 
> >> so is the conflation of style and meaning.  A lyric hyphen separates 
> >> syllables; this arrow thing means something more.
> >
> > Can you have a hyphen and a transition between two syllables at the
> > same time? If not, that suggests that they are two variations of
> > essentially the same thing.
> I would agree that a hyphen and a "transition line" are mutually exclusive 
> ways of demarcating syllables; but that doesn't make a "transition line" a 
> kind of hyphen any more than it makes a staccato mark a kind of legato mark 
> or blue a kind of red.

In LilyPond All articulation marks (staccato, portato, staccatissimo)
are Script grobs, and they use identical code, both in the engravers
and the grob formatting.

I never said that blue is a kind of red. I said "two variations of
essentially the same thing." Blue and red are both colors, so they
could be implemented in terms of a generic 'color' type.

>From a music-semantical perspective, hyphens and transitions may be
quite different, but from the typographical perspective, they really
seem quite similar, which means that they can share a lot of code, up
to and including the Grob name and the engraver instance producing

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