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Re: Shorthand for "once override"?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Shorthand for "once override"?
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:08:50 +0200
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Alasdair McAndrew <> writes:

> In my attempt to typeset some early 18th century French music for viola da
> gamba, I'm trying to keep to the original notation as closely as possible.
> Thus I'm using a breath mark to indicate a trill, and a sans-serif x for a
> mordent.  So for example, I have
> mx = \markup {\teeny \sans x}
> But to put this symbol next to its note (where it belongs), I have to write
> something like
>  \once \override TextScript #'extra-offset = #'(1.5 . -1.5) f4.^\mx
> to ensure it goes in the right place.  Is there any way of simplifying
> this?  Ideally, it'd be nice to be able to write something like
> f4.^{\mx 1.5 -1.5}
> and leave all the once override stuff out of the score itself.  Or is there
> another way of placing a symbol where I want it?

Why wouldn't you use a tweak rather than an override?

David Kastrup

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