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Re: [Gnu-music-discuss] Fermata...

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-music-discuss] Fermata...
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 13:56:49 +0200

> I'm sure this must have come up before, but I can't find it in a
> search of the mailing list or FAQ/manuals...
> How does one get a fermata on top of a bar line? I tried various
> permutions of barNonAuto and \bar "|";-\fermata, but they all give
> parse errors.

The trick is to specify the fermata as a \mark.
Use the following macro before the bar line where
you want the fermata:

barfermata = \mark "\\font\\fetafont=feta20\\fetafont\\char40";

The problem is that marks that occur at a line break are 
typeset only at the beginning of the next line, opposite to
what you want for the fermata. This could be corrected in
some earlier versions of 1.3.x by setting the property
Score.markVisibilityFunction = #begin-of-line-invisible
I'm not sure how you do it in the latest versions.

It's about time I write a FAQ about this.


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