Marcato decoration

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Marcato decoration

Postby rndlph » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:06 am

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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcato). 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,
Dave

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Re: Marcato decoration

Postby Jef Moine » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:53 am

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 deco.abc which comes with abcm2ps). You may also find interesting things in web sites as http://hudsonlacerda.webs.com/.

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


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