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Re: Jazz Chord Symbols (as new font - NOT notation font)

From: Aaron Hill
Subject: Re: Jazz Chord Symbols (as new font - NOT notation font)
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:12:59 -0700
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On 2019-07-03 10:40 am, Marco Baumgartner wrote:
One thought though: As far as I understand it: displaying chords within
Lilypond is not done with/by a "normal" font but rather a special
chord-mechanism. I fear, that this mechanism (as far I've seen) does a good job, but can also be seen as a limitation. How wrong would it be to create
a normal font (with tons of ligatures) which I could use as
info/comments/expression - NOT in Chord-mode to display chords? I feel like
that would be the only way that leads to perfect chord symbols. Or am I
completely out? :-)

A ChordName is nothing more than markup at the end of the day. Since the default stencil is ly:text-interface::print, anything you can do in \markup you can do in a ChordName. That gives you nearly all the freedom you would ever need, so there should be nothing to worry.

-- Aaron Hill

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