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Re: SMuFL name mapping update, 17 March

From: Owen Lamb
Subject: Re: SMuFL name mapping update, 17 March
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 23:38:34 -0700
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Hi Benkő,

On 3/17/22 10:05, Benkő Pál wrote:
re the longest rests:
1. a perfect longa rest and a maxima rest are not the same;
2. a perfect longa rest should take three spaces (like current
emmentaler rests.M3mensural), not four (as, I fear, the bravura
mensuralRestLongaPerfecta implies)
3. a maxima rest consists of two (or three) longa rests, similar to
rests.M3neomensural, so much that theoretically one can't tell a
maxima rest from two (three) longa rests.  renaissance version of
multimeasure rests use groups of longa rests at different staff
positions, like
OK. Then I think rests.M3neomensural should be given the SMuFL name neomensuralRestMaxima, and shouldn't be an alternate of anything. (It seems like a bad idea that both the longa perfecta and the maxima are labeled with the M3 duration in LilyPond, when in fact they aren't interchangeable...)
I can't check right now, but I think LilyPond doesn't use longa glyphs
in ligatures: longae are drawn by adding stems to brevis glyphs.

Terminology gets a bit muddled around here. To clarify, are you talking about the glyph-on-glyph ligatures found throughout the SMuFL specification, or the note-on-note ligatures characteristic of mensural notation?


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