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a little more nitpick + one question

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: a little more nitpick + one question
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 23:54:16 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> In the example below, the noteheads in the first voice are ca. 1/3
> notehead to far to the left compared to the noteheads in voice two.
> (lilypond 1.3.152)

try this:

--- grob-description.scm~       Fri Apr 27 22:17:18 2001
+++ grob-description.scm        Sat May  5 23:44:52 2001
@@ -334,7 +334,8 @@
   (NoteCollision . (
                  (axes 0 1)
-                       (note-width . 1.65)
+                                   ;; Ugh, should not be hard-coded.
+                                      (note-width . 1.321)
. ,(grob-description "NoteCollision"
                        note-collision-interface axis-group-interface
> I have started improving the music parser and displayer in Solfege,
> and use Lilypond as "The Source of True Wisdom About Music
> Typesetting". In the example below,  are there a good reason why
> the noteheads of voice two are one notehead to the left compared
> to voice one in the first two chords, while in the third chord
> the noteheads in voice two are right below voice one. Is this "common
> practice" in music notation, or are this just something lilypond
> happends to do?

(I assume that you left out stemUp/stemDown commands)

Practices differ. Wanske (page 174) notes that Hader (1948) prescribes
that the main note must be aligned, while a more modern practice tries
to align the left edge (and the stems). In the 3rd case, aligning
stems is not possible, because then note heads would collide.

In other words: there is no "One True Wisdom" in this issue --
although I agree that the 1st and 2nd chords do look a little strange. 


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