[MEI-L] Lyrics: Extender lines

Andrew Hankinson andrew.hankinson at mail.mcgill.ca
Mon Jul 1 18:01:47 CEST 2013

Hi Micah,

Thanks for pointing out that paragraph trailing off. I've fixed it (in the MEI 2013 and in the development branch). 

I will leave it to others to properly respond to your question.


On 2013-07-01, at 11:25 AM, Micah Walter <mwalter at haverford.edu>

> According to the Guidelines, @con="u" indicates that "[a]n underscore sign (indicating prologation of the syllable) is used as a connector between syllables". Later in the same section, the Guidelines state the following:
> "Occasionally, a word or a final syllable needs to be extended across multiple notes. In this case an ‘extender’ is provided. An extender is a continuous line drawn at the text's baseline from the end of the syllable associated with the first note until the last note to be sung with the syllable. The" [the paragraph abruptly breaks off here]
> Is there a difference between the "underscore" and the "extender"? Will the extender only be added if @con="u" has been encoded?
> Here is the link to the relevant section: http://music-encoding.org/documentation/guidelines2013/lyricsDesc
> Thanks,
> Micah Walter
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