3.1.127 VoltaBracket

VoltaBracket objects are created by: Volta_engraver.

Standard settings:

stencil (unknown):


The symbol to print.

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).

thickness (number):


Line thickness, generally measured in line-thickness.

edge-height (pair):

'(2.0 . 2.0)

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

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.

word-space (dimension, in staff space):


Space to insert between words in texts.

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.

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

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