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Re: Manipulating instrument names and staff group names

From: Adam M. Griggs
Subject: Re: Manipulating instrument names and staff group names
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 11:43:28 +0900


This topic is of particular interest to me. Using the proof-of-concept code Thomas Morley provided, I've arrived at the attached pdf. The results aren't quite what I'm aiming for, but it's close.

Some features I'd like:

1. the option to have all brackets horizontally aligned
2. closer to the left page margin (as opposed to moving the margin itself)
3. I don't know why my ChoirStaff names are on the right of the brackets, but I'd like them on the left instead

A dedicated StaffGroup/ChoirStaff name engraver would make engraving polychoral works a much nicer experience. I'm glad this possibility is getting some air time.

Thank you.

On Tue, 2 Nov 2021 at 08:11, Jean Abou Samra <> wrote:
Le 01/11/2021 à 21:41, Kieren MacMillan a écrit :
> Hi Harm,
>> attached code hacks Instrument.Y-offset.
>> This is a proof of concept, please test thoroughly before using it in serious work.
> Nice! This definitely solves the basic problem nicely.
> Lukas sent me [off-list] a totally different solution that was also excellent.
> Maybe we can/should discuss the pros and cons of each approach — and others, if they’re offered — with an eye to eventually submitting a patch…?

I don't know what Lukas proposed. For a new feature
added to LilyPond proper, I don't see a way around
the good old methods: define two new grobs and an
engraver to create them.


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