A tutorial on how to encode text directions in **kern data.

Text directions

Text can be displayed in the graphical notation by adding a text layout direction to the encoding:

Text layout comments start with !LO:TX: and are placed immediately before the note to which they are attached. The parameter a means place the text above, and b means place the text below. The font is roman by default; adding an i parameter will make the text italic, and b to make it bold. The actual text is given by the t parameter, such as “cresc.” with the parameter t=cresc.. Note that parameters are separated by colons, and : is used to insert a colon into the text string.