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Re: First edition of famous unpublished works on Mutopia?

From: Chris Sawer
Subject: Re: First edition of famous unpublished works on Mutopia?
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 17:31:05 +0100
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In message <address@hidden>
          Han-Wen <address@hidden> wrote:

> address@hidden writes:
> > 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.)

OK, sounds like it could be complicated to implement! Thanks to everyone that
replied for all the info, and if anyone can come up with a definitive way of
getting footnotes working within LilyPond (using ly2dvi rather than
lilypond-book), then we'd be very grateful.

I've CCed this to Erik Sandberg who has also expressed an interest in having
footnotes in LilyPond to see if he has anything extra to add (I'm not sure if
he's on any of the LilyPond mailing lists).



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