3.2.87 side-position-interface

Position a victim object (this one) next to other objects (the support). The property direction signifies where to put the victim object relative to the support (left or right, up or down?)

The routine also takes the size of the staff into account if staff-padding is set. If undefined, the staff symbol is ignored.

User settable properties:

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.

minimum-space (dimension, in staff space)

Minimum distance that the victim should move (after padding).

padding (dimension, in staff space)

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

side-axis (number)

If the value is #X (or equivalently 0), the object is placed horizontally next to the other object. If the value is #Y or 1, it is placed vertically.

side-relative-direction (direction)

Multiply direction of direction-source with this to get the direction of this object.

slur-padding (number)

Extra distance between slur and script.

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.

Internal properties:

direction-source (layout object)

In case side-relative-direction is set, which grob to get the direction from.

quantize-position (boolean)

If set, a vertical alignment is aligned to be within staff spaces.

side-support-elements (unknown)

The side support, a list of grobs.

This grob interface is used in the following graphical object(s): AccidentalSuggestion, AmbitusAccidental, Arpeggio, BarNumber, BassFigureAlignmentPositioning, CombineTextScript, DoublePercentRepeatCounter, DynamicLineSpanner, Fingering, HorizontalBracket, InstrumentName, InstrumentSwitch, MeasureGrouping, MetronomeMark, MultiMeasureRestNumber, MultiMeasureRestText, OctavateEight, OttavaBracket, PercentRepeatCounter, RehearsalMark, Script, SostenutoPedalLineSpanner, StanzaNumber, StringNumber, StrokeFinger, SustainPedalLineSpanner, SystemStartBar, SystemStartBrace, SystemStartBracket, SystemStartSquare, TextScript, TextSpanner, TrillPitchAccidental, TrillPitchGroup, TrillSpanner, UnaCordaPedalLineSpanner, VoltaBracket and VoltaBracketSpanner.

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