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Marcato decoration

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:06 am
by rndlph
Dear All:

I am working on a transcription of Arban's Method for trumpet. This work makes heavy use of the marcato (or petit chapeau) accent mark ( But I don't see this decoration mentioned in the standard. I really think this decoration should be included.

I thought maybe I could fake it out with this:

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U: L = "^^"

But the otherwise excellent abcm2ps doesn't seem to recognize symbols redefined this way. It is happy with things like this:

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U: L = !trill!

But that doesn't help me here. I have tried the latest abcm2ps, but still no luck. Is this a feature that will be available soon by any chance?

The only way I see around this is to include explicit annotations ("^^") everywhere I need a marcato mark. From semantic and conciseness points of view, this is less than ideal.

Am I missing something? Is there something else I could do?

Many thanks,

Re: Marcato decoration

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:53 am
by Jef Moine
Hi Dave,

The standard accent in abcm2ps is !accent!.

If you want any other mark (as '>' or inverted 'v' like signs), you may create yourself a decoration by %%deco and the associated PS code in a %%beginps/%%endps sequence (there are examples in the file which comes with abcm2ps). You may also find interesting things in web sites as

If you need some help, better ask me directly or thru the ABC mailing list.