Distance end of melisma line to next lyrics letter, and melisma line lengths
I have scores where the end of the melisma line even undercuts a capital T starting the next word.
We have “Melisma pad” in Lyrics style options, but this applies only to the distance of the end of the previous syllable to the beginning of the melisma line.
We have “Min. distance” but this applies only to syllable to syllable distances, which is already larger due to the melisma.
I would have a new option to configure the minimum distance between melisma and next lyrics. (Currently, it’s not enforced and can even become negative due to the undercutting.)
We have an option “Always force dash” for syllables, but there’s no equivalent for melismata. If a (long) word/syllable is below two notes, but there is no melisma, the singer is irritated because he expects it (or otherwise switches to “quirk mode” for badly typeset scores and draws in the melismata himself during practice).
I would have an option “Always force melisma line”.
There’s also no “Min. melisma length” to match “Min. dash length”; I have one melisma line that looks like a full stop (dot, period) in this score.
I would have an option to force a minimum melisma line length.