LilyPond - improve Lyrics support
by Janek Warchoł for GNU Project
LilyPond support for lyrics (words that are sung to the melody) is currently similar to that of the two market leaders (Finale and Sibelius). I will add advanced lyric positioning functions: syllables will be automatically moved to avoid ambiguities in interpretation and faciliate easier sight reading. Lyric syllables will no longer cause disturbances in note spacing - instead of moving notes to fit lyrics, lyrics will adapt their position to allow for the optimal note spacing.