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Re: [lyric sheet stylesheet] fixing lyric spacing

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: [lyric sheet stylesheet] fixing lyric spacing
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 19:19:38 +0000
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On 12/7/18, 12:10 PM, "Kieren MacMillan" <address@hidden> wrote:

    Hi Carl,
    > I've just been doing some choral engraving where lyric hyphens are 
eliminated where there is no space.  And I haven't used any special tools.
    But if you look at "people" (for example), you’ll see there’s a space (but 
no hyphen) there.
    I’m trying to generate "perfect" words.

Right.  It appears to me that there are two things going on.  One when there is 
no space for a hyphen, but there is space for the syllable.  And another where 
there is no space for the syllable (and hence not for the hyphen either).  I 
only get perfect words when the syllable space exceeds the note space.  By 
increasing the font size, people becomes a "perfect" word.

\version "2.19.80"
global = {
  \key g \major
  \time 3/4

bass = \relative c {
  % Music follows here.
   r4 r d4 |
  g8 g16( fis) g4. a8 |
  b8 c d4 r8 d |
  c8 b g( d4) e8 |
  f8 g f4 r8 r |


bassVerse = \lyricmode {
  % Lyrics follow here.
  Good peo -- ple __ all, this Christ -- mas -- time
  Con -- si -- der well __ and bear in mind

\score { <<
  \new Staff = "tb" {
    \clef bass
    \new Voice = "bass" {\bass}
  \new Lyrics \with{
    \override LyricText #'font-size = #2
  } \lyricsto "bass" \bassVerse

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