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Re: First edition of famous unpublished works on Mutopia?

From: Han-Wen
Subject: Re: First edition of famous unpublished works on Mutopia?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 00:43:13 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> > For proper editing, there, however, should be some annotational features
> > added to lilypond (therefore this mail is cc:-ed to lilypond-devel).  In
> > particular, it should be possible to have a standardized way of putting
> > information into an .ly file such as "the manuscript contains here a cis,
> > but it probably should be a c" (i.e. some kind of alternative music,
> > with only one alternative actually printed in the score, and other
> > alternatives added as footnote, for example).
> We (at Mutopia) have been thinking along the same lines recently, and there
> will be a number of improvements coming up shortly for people who want to
> publish well researched editions on Mutopia.
> I agree with you that some kind of footnote feature would be useful in
> LilyPond. Developers: is it practical/possible to add something along the
> lines of the LaTeX footnote feature - maybe even using it, since LilyPond
> uses LaTeX?

I haven't come to grips with the way that footnotes work in LaTeX. If
you try to do a \footnote{} insine a lilypond text (eg
c4^"\\footnote{..}"), latex gets all confused since we do funky stuff
with shoving around texts for formatting.

We could dump footnote info between systems, but then some LaTeX guru
would have to figure out how

 1. to keep footnotes and their systems together
 2. how to get the footnotenumber at the bottom of the page, but not
    at the end of the system.

(for 2. I could imagine something like

  * lily prints   a mark (say,  (A)   ) to indicate a footnote
  * at the end of the system, lily dumps

    \footnote[]{(A) ..footnotetext.. }

 trouble now is: the numbering can not be reset across pages, since
 lily doesn't know where the pages are.)



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