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Re: thiscontext

From: Rune Zedeler
Subject: Re: thiscontext
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 19:00:15 +0100

Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:

> The metafont book.

Okay, I'll look at it on the web...

> # means: plain value, not yet pixels.  See:
>     noteheight#:=staff_space#+ (1 + overdone_heads) *stafflinethickness#;
>     define_pixels(noteheight);

Eh, okay... Thanx... I think...

> What symbols do you plan to make?

Tab-clef, lots of noteheads (half and whole crosshead, circledcrosshead,
slashhead, trianglehead) and I'll probably need some stuff to get the
tabs right... Haven't figured out yet. Also need some (don't know the
correct name) unbound glissando, looking like a curve falling up or
down. - If i.e. a singer sings a note and then rounds it off by gliding

XXXX --_
 XX     \

We need to solve the "how to create holes in the staff-lines"-problem.
Metafonts don't support white areas?


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