Spacing issue with lyrics attached to tied notes or melismas

• Jul 13, 2016 - 14:56

I'm finding that when there is a lyric syllable attached to a tied note, or attached to the first note of a melisma, the effect on the music spacing is such that the second notehead (the one to which the first notehead is tied) moves unnecessarily far to the right so as not to be above the same syllable. This cause a waste of space and visually unappealing spacing. (See attached images.)

The correct behavior would be that if the syllable ends with a word extension line (the underscore "_"), any subsequent noteheads that also have "_" as their lyric should space themselves as if the lyric were not there.


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