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Re: struggling to get horizontal space on the page exactly proportional


From: David Wright
Subject: Re: struggling to get horizontal space on the page exactly proportional to time
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 13:36:29 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Thu 08 Jul 2021 at 10:50:00 (-0700), Sam Roberts wrote:
> Sorry for the delayed response. unsetting the ragged and adding the
> terminating thingy (sorry, don't know its name), looks better, thanks!
> But it still doesn't get me what I'd call "proportional".
> 
> I'd like the horizontal space taken by these 3 bars to be
> ***exactly*** the same, since they each take exactly 3 ticks on the
> metronome to play:
> 
> \time 3/4
> a4 a a |
> a2 a4  |
> a2.      |
> 
> But the way they are rendered, the whitespace gets tweeked so the more
> notes that are drawn in the bar, the wider it gets, and all three end
> up being different lengths.
> 
> I've searched the docs, and I'm trying to use
> 
> \set proportionalNotationDuration = #(ly:make-moment 1/4)
> 
> but I'm finding the documentation difficult to understand, and the
> variants I've tried don't seem to do anything to the layout.

I'm not really the person to comment on this, but there is
a thread you might read, starting at my aside in:
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-user/2019-10/msg00016.html
which discusses why this might be quite difficult.

Cheers,
David.



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