3.2.101 slur-interface

A slur. The following properties may be set in the details list.

region-size

Size of region (in staff spaces) for determining potential endpoints in the Y direction.

head-encompass-penalty

Demerit to apply when note heads collide with a slur.

stem-encompass-penalty

Demerit to apply when stems collide with a slur.

edge-attraction-factor

Factor used to calculate the demerit for distances between slur endpoints and their corresponding base attachments.

same-slope-penalty

Demerit for slurs with attachment points that are horizontally aligned.

steeper-slope-factor

Factor used to calculate demerit only if this slur is not broken.

non-horizontal-penalty

Demerit for slurs with attachment points that are not horizontally aligned.

max-slope

The maximum slope allowed for this slur.

max-slope-factor

Factor that calculates demerit based on the max slope.

free-head-distance

The amount of vertical free space that must exist between a slur and note heads.

absolute-closeness-measure

Factor to calculate demerit for variance between a note head and slur.

extra-object-collision-penalty

Factor to calculate demerit for extra objects that the slur encompasses, including accidentals, fingerings, and tuplet numbers.

accidental-collision

Factor to calculate demerit for Accidental objects that the slur encompasses. This property value replaces the value of extra-object-collision-penalty.

extra-encompass-free-distance

The amount of vertical free space that must exist between a slur and various objects it encompasses, including accidentals, fingerings, and tuplet numbers.

extra-encompass-collision-distance

This detail is currently unused.

head-slur-distance-factor

Factor to calculate demerit for variance between a note head and slur.

head-slur-distance-max-ratio

The maximum value for the ratio of distance between a note head and slur.

free-slur-distance

The amount of vertical free space that must exist between adjacent slurs. This subproperty only works for PhrasingSlur.

edge-slope-exponent

Factor used to calculate the demerit for the slope of a slur near its endpoints; a larger value yields a larger demerit.

User settable properties:

annotation (string)

Annotate a grob for debug purposes.

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.

control-points (list)

List of offsets (number pairs) that form control points for the tie, slur, or bracket shape. For Béziers, this should list the control points of a third-order Bézier curve.

dash-definition (pair)

List of dash-elements defining the dash structure. Each dash-element has a starting t value, an ending t-value, a dash-fraction, and a dash-period.

details (list)

Alist of parameters for detailed grob behavior. More information on the allowed parameters for a grob can be found by looking at the top of the Internals Reference page for each interface having a details property.

direction (direction)

If side-axis is 0 (or X), then this property determines whether the object is placed LEFT, CENTER or RIGHT with respect to the other object. Otherwise, it determines whether the object is placed UP, CENTER or DOWN. Numerical values may also be used: UP=1, DOWN=-1, LEFT=-1, RIGHT=1, CENTER=0.

eccentricity (number)

How asymmetrical to make a slur. Positive means move the center to the right.

height-limit (dimension, in staff space)

Maximum slur height: The longer the slur, the closer it is to this height.

inspect-quants (pair of numbers)

If debugging is set, set beam and slur quants to this position, and print the respective scores.

inspect-index (integer)

If debugging is set, set beam and slur configuration to this index, and print the respective scores.

line-thickness (number)

The thickness of the tie or slur contour.

positions (pair of numbers)

Pair of staff coordinates (left . right), where both left and right are in staff-space units of the current staff. For slurs, this value selects which slur candidate to use; if extreme positions are requested, the closest one is taken.

ratio (number)

Parameter for slur shape. The higher this number, the quicker the slur attains its height-limit.

thickness (number)

Line thickness, generally measured in line-thickness.

Internal properties:

encompass-objects (array of grobs)

Objects that a slur should avoid in addition to notes and stems.

note-columns (array of grobs)

An array of NoteColumn grobs.

This grob interface is used in the following graphical object(s): PhrasingSlur and Slur.


Internals Reference v2.17.97 (development-branch).