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Re: strange bbox of 'flat' glyph

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: strange bbox of 'flat' glyph
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 10:18:44 +0100

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM Werner LEMBERG <> wrote:
> >> Does anybody know why the top and the bottom of the bounding box of
> >> the 'Flat' glyph, contrary to 'Sharp' and 'Natural', don't coincide
> >> (more or less) with the extrema of the glyph's outline?  A small
> >
> > I can't remember any reason.
> :-)
> The question is whether we should fix this.
> Given that such a change would only affect markups where you access
> the glyph with `\flat` or something similar (that is, the markup is
> handled by Pango, and we won't change the horizontal advance width),
> the risk of unwanted effects like text reflow is quite low IMHO.

my worry would be alignment of accidental clusters. If you tweak
vertical sizes, can you still have accidentals at an octave distance
without colliding?

Han-Wen Nienhuys - -

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