Very Short Octave Sign Rant

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John Ruggero
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Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

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MalteM wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 17:52

But that reminds me of something that LilyPond is definitely missing. For time signatures there are digits from :n0 to :n9 which are used in smaller sizes f. e. also for fingerings but there are no corresponding italic digits (which could be used for original or alternative fingerings and ottava marks).
Yes, LilyPond definitely needs those.
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Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

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The first post shows different vertical alignments of the line for ottava alta, but always somewhere between 50% and 100% of the figure 8 height. I’d like to make the LilyPond default somewhere between, maybe something like 80%. What shuld the default then be for ottava bassa (when there is no text but only a number 8/15/22/…), 80% or 20%?

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Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

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Any opinions, or better, sources? The numbers without letters will be default, so my question is mainly about the default alignments for bars 1 to 4:
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Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

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75 / 25 % looks about right to me.

I'm definitely not a fan of those solid hooks. They look awkward at best. (Why don't we start using differently dashed or dotted staff lines, too? With a bold solid middle line. That should improve orientation...)

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The alignments look OK to me, but the dashed lines look too airy and therefore less visible. I would prefer smaller dashes and smaller spaces.
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