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Re: Lyrics in second language in italics

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Lyrics in second language in italics
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 00:02:36 +0200
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phpguru <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi
> I have a Mendelssohn choral work with german (de) and latin (lat)
> lyrics. How can I achieve to set the latin lyrics in italics?
> % works, but both lyrics are in regular/upright font
>         \new Lyrics \lyricsto "bass" { \bassDeVerse }
>         \new Lyrics \lyricsto "bass" { \bassLatVerse }
> * sth, like this, does not work / compile error
>         \new Lyrics \lyricsto "bass" { \italic \bassLatVerse }
> * works (but I'm aiming for italic, not tiny)
>         \new Lyrics \lyricsto "bass" { \tiny \bassLatVerse }

\new Lyrics \with { \override LyricEvent.font-shape = #'italic }
\lyricsto "bass" { \bassLatVerse }

I haven't tried this out because you did not provide a minimal working
example.  Could conceivably work.

David Kastrup

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