Style guide | Code typographique

Use of special characters

Intonation shall be marked with <sp>*</sp>. If it falls on a bar, it should be typeset on the bar: e.g. <sp>*</sp>(,)

Repetition shall be marked with <sp>+</sp>. If it falls on a bar, it shall be typeset after the bar: FirstPart (;) <sp>+</sp> SecondPart ()

Verses shall be marked with <sp>V/</sp> after double bars : EndRespond (::) <sp>V/</sp> BeginVerse() - note that there should not be a dot after the special char: it is embedded into the definition of <sp>V/</sp>.

When the entire respond is to be repeated, this shall be indicated with <sp>R/</sp> instead of a dagger.

Repetition of the respond

At present, only the first word of the respond is to be given in GABC. This may evolve in the future (to no words at all) if we differentiate responds and verses.

Ligatures and accentuation

Ligatures æ and œ shall be used whenever fitting. Cases where the vowels are separated should be indicated with aë, oë. Accents must be typeset on words of three syllables or more, and only on them, including accented æ and œ, for which <sp>'ae</sp> and <sp>'oe</sp> may be used.

Capitalization of the first syllable

All scores shall begin with an uppercase letter, and only one (it may be Æ). The first syllable is not fully capitalized.

Spaces before punctuation

A space must be inserted between text and those punctuation signs: colon ":" semicolon ";" exclamation mark "!" question mark "?". In theory, the same should be said of long dashes, but there is normally none in the text of the pieces of chant in the NR.