3.1.33 Dots

Dots objects are created by: Dots_engraver.

Standard settings:

avoid-slur (symbol):


Method of handling slur collisions. Choices are inside, outside, around, and ignore. inside adjusts the slur if needed to keep the grob inside the slur. outside moves the grob vertically to the outside of the slur. around moves the grob vertically to the outside of the slur only if there is a collision. ignore does not move either. In grobs whose notational significance depends on vertical position (such as accidentals, clefs, etc.), outside and around behave like ignore.

dot-count (integer):


The number of dots.

extra-spacing-height (pair of numbers):

'(-0.5 . 0.5)

In the horizontal spacing problem, we increase the height of each item by this amount (by adding the ‘car’ to the bottom of the item and adding the ‘cdr’ to the top of the item). In order to make a grob infinitely high (to prevent the horizontal spacing problem from placing any other grobs above or below this grob), set this to (-inf.0 . +inf.0).

staff-position (number):


Vertical position, measured in half staff spaces, counted from the middle line.

stencil (stencil):


The symbol to print.

This object supports the following interface(s): dots-interface, font-interface, grob-interface, item-interface and staff-symbol-referencer-interface.

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