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Re: Shortcut for \repeat unfold

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Shortcut for \repeat unfold
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 14:44:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Aaron Hill <> writes:

> On 2021-09-25 5:11 am, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Aaron Hill <> writes:
>>> On 2021-09-25 12:46 am, Lukas-Fabian Moser wrote:
>>>> Aaron:
>>>>> If the asterisk feels overloaded, you could use the multiplication
>>>>> sign:
>>>>> %%%%
>>>>> \version "2.22.0"
>>>>> × = % U+00D7
>>>> I'd advise against introducing non-ASCII commands. Users won't be
>>>> happy if they can't find on their keyboards what the documentation
>>>> instructs them to type.
>>> I guess my sarcasm indicator got lost in shipment.  What one should
>>> have taken away from my post was that \x was the viable alternative to
>>> \*, not the multiplication sign (which is ASCII, by the by; just not
>>> commonly found on keyboard layouts).
>> ASCII is a 7-bit encoding; U+00D7 is certainly not within its range.
> *was*.  ASCII has been 8-bit for quite some time.

>  Still, be pedantic and miss the forest for the trees, my point was
>  that \x is a good option if \* was going to be problematic.

Sure, but the problem with \× is exactly that × is not part of ASCII and
thus does not uniformly work on extended ASCII encodings (of which the
non-8-bit UTF-8 encoding that LilyPond uses for representing code points
in the Latin-1 specific subrange of Unicode is only one).

David Kastrup

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