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Re: Stanza Collision

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: Stanza Collision
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2020 12:00:44 -0500


> Closer to just left of the first choir word.  There can be some “springiness” 
> in its placement for spacing reasons, so long as it doesn’t collide with the 
> words on either side and there is some clear whitespace around it (i.e. I’d 
> like to avoid a “word*word” look).


> In the usual place with respect to the text baseline for an asterisk.  That 
> can vary from font to font, but usually is such that the top of the asterisk 
> glyph is level with the top of they typical capital letter.


> Said simple snippet demonstrates that the default position for an asterisk 
> placed by \set stanza is indeed right where I want it to be.  The problem is 
> that when the Slur_spacing_engraver is used, that positioning is no longer 
> respected, leading to the collisions.

I’m hoping to avoid the Slur_spacing_engraver entirely.  ;)
What does it do exactly?


Kieren MacMillan, composer (he/him/his)
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