Lyric hyphens between words (XML translation issue)

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Lyric hyphens between words (XML translation issue)

Post by tonytony » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:50 pm

Hi. I've just submitted this to Make Music support but I wondered whether anyone here has experienced anything similar.

I am working on score created in Sibelius and transferred via Dolet and XML. Unfortunately this seems to have resulted in every space between words being replaced with a hyphen. So, for example, 'My dog is brown' appears as 'My-dog-is-brown". And if there's a largish gap between words it treats the empty bars as if they were melismatic 'My-dog - - - - - is -brown.' Unfortunately the score is very long indeed (90 pages) so the prospect of re-entering all the lyrics is daunting. Has anybody experienced anything like this?

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Re: Lyric hyphens between words (XML translation issue)

Post by at8ax » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:52 pm

Are all of the hyphens present in the Lyrics Window? If so, maybe Copy All and transfer to Word, and replace the hyphens with spaces? If not, first thing I'd check is Document Options/Lyrics/Maximum Space Between Hyphens. Make it 1 and see what happens.

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Re: Lyric hyphens between words (XML translation issue)

Post by miker » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:21 pm

I've found it easier just to ignore lyrics brought in with XML. I just enter them in Pages as straight text. Then I run them through a lyric hyphenator, paste them into the lyrics window, and click assign.

It sounds like a lot of work, but I think that in the long run, it saves me time.
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Re: Lyric hyphens between words (XML translation issue)

Post by tonytony » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:07 pm

Thanks - yes I went down both those roads a bit. The trouble is that if you adjust or replace the hyphens between words you also affect the ones you actually do want (ie those which split up syllables). Nightmare!

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Re: Lyric hyphens between words (XML translation issue)

Post by tonytony » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:20 pm

That's inteesting, Miker. That's my last resort (the piece is a 2 hour 8 part choral work of over 1800 bars!)

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