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Re: [Lyric+Chords project] required engravers

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: [Lyric+Chords project] required engravers
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:27:13 -0500

Hi Johan,

> Interesting to encounter MSWord as apparent trendsetter... It is about the
> worst tool for producing lead sheets.

And yet many, many people I know use it (or LibreOffice).  ;)
My point was simply that the "short syllables with [many and/or long] chords" 
isn’t a Lilypond-only problem.

> The approach seen in many ChordPro tools, is to space the syllables so
> [C#dim]a[Fm]li[G]ve will get you something similar to (monospace text
> ahead):
>    C#dim Fm G
>    a-    li-ve

Totally. I would imagine Lilypond can do that with [relative] ease, since it 
already does it with [relative] ease when notes are present.


Kieren MacMillan, composer
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