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Re: unusual Alto Clef

From: Eyolf Østrem
Subject: Re: unusual Alto Clef
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 20:22:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17-muttng (2007-11-01)

On 09.10.2008 (18:07), David Bobroff wrote:
> I wondered the same thing.  There is yet another style of C clef.  I've seen 
> this other style in French music.  It is a more boxy style that is somewhere 
> in-between the modern 'B' type C clef and the "French" style 'K' type.  
> There is also another type of bass clef that I think of as "English" because 
> it shows up in British works (Elgar for example).  It spirals in the 
> opposite direction of the "normal" bass clef that is used by LilyPond and it 
> has more turns.

Now that you mention it, isn't there also a "G_8" type of clef with "arms",
almost like the C clef here?

> As for the hand-written look; this has been discussed in the past and, if I 
> recall correctly, it was deemed inconsistent with the goals of LilyPond (to 
> look like engraved music).

So the hufnagel style should be eliminated, then... :)

> As for these different styles of glyphs; I think it would be cool to have 
> them, but I don't need them.  I suppose it is a matter of someone willing to 
> either write the code for the alternate glyph(s) or pay someone to write the 
> code.

I'm thinking more or less the same -- with the addition that I'd gladly
make a set of glyphs, if only I knew  how... 


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