3.1.138 VoltaBracket

VoltaBracket objects are created by: Volta_engraver.

Standard settings:

baseline-skip (dimension, in staff space):


Distance between base lines of multiple lines of text.

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.

edge-height (pair):

'(2.0 . 2.0)

A pair of numbers specifying the heights of the vertical edges: (left-height . right-height).

font-encoding (symbol):


The font encoding is the broadest category for selecting a font. Currently, only lilypond’s system fonts (Emmentaler) are using this property. Available values are fetaMusic (Emmentaler), fetaBraces, fetaText (Emmentaler).

font-size (number):


The font size, compared to the ‘normal’ size. 0 is style-sheet’s normal size, -1 is smaller, +1 is bigger. Each step of 1 is approximately 12% larger; 6 steps are exactly a factor 2 larger. Fractional values are allowed.

shorten-pair (pair of numbers):


The lengths to shorten a text-spanner on both sides, for example a pedal bracket. Positive values shorten the text-spanner, while negative values lengthen it.

stencil (stencil):


The symbol to print.

thickness (number):


Line thickness, generally measured in line-thickness.

vertical-skylines (pair of skylines):

#<unpure-pure-container #<primitive-procedure ly:grob::vertical-skylines-from-stencil> #<primitive-procedure ly:grob::pure-simple-vertical-skylines-from-extents> >

Two skylines, one above and one below this grob.

word-space (dimension, in staff space):


Space to insert between words in texts.

Y-extent (pair of numbers):

#<unpure-pure-container #<primitive-procedure ly:grob::stencil-height> #<procedure volta-bracket-interface::pure-height (grob start end)> >

Extent (size) in the Y direction, measured in staff-space units, relative to object’s reference point.

This object supports the following interface(s): font-interface, grob-interface, horizontal-bracket-interface, line-interface, side-position-interface, spanner-interface, text-interface, volta-bracket-interface and volta-interface.

Internals Reference v2.18.2 (stable-branch).