Lyric Syllable Magnetic Snap snippet

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Lyric Syllable Magnetic Snap snippet

Peter Crighton
Hello all,

I came upon the Lyric Syllable Magnetic Snap snippet:
And I noticed that a small space gets inserted after a multisyllabic word. Consider this example, including the .ily file from above link:

\version "2.20.0"

\include "lyric-syllable-magnetic-snap.ily"

\new Lyrics \lyricmode {
  This is just a test for the lyric syllable magnetic snap snippet. \break
  This is just a test for the lyr -- ic syl -- la -- ble mag -- net -- ic snap snip -- pet.

\layout {
  \context {
    \override LyricWord.after-line-breaking = #(lyric-word-compressor 0.5)

  \context {
    \remove "Bar_number_engraver"

\paper {
  indent = 0
  ragged-right = ##t
  system-system-spacing.basic-distance = 0
  system-system-spacing.minimum-distance = 0

This is not a dealbreaker for me, as I rather have those spaces inserted after a word than after a syllable inside of a word. But it would nevertheless be nice if someone knew a fix for this.

And as an aside: What does the number after lyric-word-compressor do? I didn’t notice a change when playing around with it. Does it have to be 0.5?


Peter Crighton | Musician & Music Engraver based in Mainz, Germany