3.1.100 StringNumber

StringNumber objects are created by: New_fingering_engraver.

Standard settings:

stencil (unknown):


The symbol to print.

text (markup):


Text markup. See Formatting text.

padding (dimension, in staff space):


Add this much extra space between objects that are next to each other.

staff-padding (dimension, in staff space):


Maintain this much space between reference points and the staff. Its effect is to align objects of differing sizes (like the dynamics p and f) on their baselines.

self-alignment-X (number):


Specify alignment of an object. The value -1 means left aligned, 0 centered, and 1 right-aligned in X direction. Other numerical values may also be specified.

self-alignment-Y (number):


Like self-alignment-X but for the Y axis.

script-priority (number):


A sorting key that determines in what order a script is within a stack of scripts.

avoid-slur (symbol):


Method of handling slur collisions. Choices are around, inside, outside. If unset, scripts and slurs ignore each other. around only moves the script if there is a collision; outside always moves the script.

font-encoding (symbol):


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

This object supports the following interface(s): text-script-interface, text-interface, string-number-interface, side-position-interface, self-alignment-interface, item-interface, font-interface and grob-interface.

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