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Re: fisisis impossible?

From: bart deruyter
Subject: Re: fisisis impossible?
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:22:38 +0100


thanks for the info :-) . 

I thought about something like that, but now how to get that in "\chordmode". I make a \chordmode entry for both the chord names and the diagrams, looks like this would only work on notes.

I know it is a rare situation in which triple sharps and flats are used. 

But out of curiousity I looked at the the big shots: finale handles it without any problem for quite a while (just read a post from 2013:, 
and sibelius made it easier (but it was possible earlier) only since 2017 in an update of a plugin (

So I guess the demand for handling them is there, or they wouldn't develop it for sure.


2018-03-10 22:08 GMT+01:00 Noeck <address@hidden>:
Hi Bart,

fisisis is not part of the input language (of any defined input
language). So from this technical point, it can't work.

I wanted to write that there is no symbol for it. But then I found this:

> Etude no. 10 from Douze etudes dans tous les tons mineur, Op. 39 (1857), by Charles-Valentin Alkan.

You can make a fisis look like a fisisis by this override (which can
surely be made more elegant or turned into a tweak):

\version "2.19.80"

isisis = {
  \once \override Accidental.stencil = #ly:text-interface::print
  \once \override Accidental.text = \markup {
    \concat {
      \musicglyph #""
      \musicglyph #"accidentals.doublesharp"
\relative {
  \isisis fisis'

It's not impossible that these triple-accidentals could be added to both
the input language and the music font. However, I am not convinced that
it should be used :)


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