# Re: Horizontal alingment of lyrics hyphens?

```On 19.09.2016 17:48, kmg wrote:
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From what I read, hyphens are always centered between syllables, so my question: is there a way to avoid them getting into barlines,

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I use the following in my standard style sheet:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\version "2.19.32"
% the following layer values need to _descend_ in this order
lyric-text-layer = #-3
lyric-aux-layer = #-4
span-bar-layer = #-5

\layout {
\context {
\Lyrics
% match LyricExtender’s thickness to that of LyricHyphen
\override LyricExtender.thickness = 1.3
% LyricHyphen and LyricExtender below LyricText,
% to prevent the whiteout from ‘biting’ the letters
\override LyricHyphen.layer = \lyric-aux-layer
\override LyricExtender.layer = \lyric-aux-layer
\override LyricHyphen.whiteout-style = #'outline
\override LyricHyphen.whiteout = 1.4
\override LyricExtender.whiteout-style = #'outline
\override LyricExtender.whiteout = 1.4
\override LyricText.layer = \lyric-text-layer
\override LyricText.whiteout = 0.2
}
\context {
\Score
\override SpanBar.layer = \span-bar-layer
}
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

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or align them in verses?
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```
That is usually not done. Centering between the syllables in each verse is the way to go.
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HTH, Simon

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