Hi Harm, David is right - it's the bounding box being rotated. As bounding boxes can only have heights and widths in vertical and horizontal direction (there isn't even such a thing as an italic slant in LilyPond), the resulting new bounding box's height and width increases.
I usually solve this problem by calculating the desired X-extent and Y-extent and set the stencil dimensions. In scheme, I use (ly:stencil-outline stencil point-stencil) to rotate stencil using the dimensions of point-stencil so that the bounding box isn't distorted . *Example:* I've created a fake slanted markup command by combining rotate, scale, rotate back, scale (because there is no shearing) that keeps the original stencil extent. Without stencil extent manipulations (using point-stencil dimensions etc.) the resulting bounding box would be ridiculously high and totally unusable. %%%%%%%%%%% \version "2.19.81" #(define-markup-command (slanted layout props arg) (markup?) #:category font #:properties ((slant-angle 12)) "Fake a slanted font" (let* ((alpha-rad (* 0.5 (acos (tan (* (/ PI -180) slant-angle))))) (alpha-deg (* (/ 180 PI) alpha-rad)) (stencil (if (markup? arg) (interpret-markup layout props arg) empty-stencil)) ) (ly:stencil-outline (ly:stencil-scale (ly:stencil-rotate (ly:stencil-scale (ly:stencil-rotate (ly:stencil-outline stencil point-stencil) 45 0 0) 1 (* (tan alpha-rad))) (* (- alpha-deg)) 0 0) (* (sqrt 2) (cos alpha-rad)) (/ 0.5 (sqrt 0.5) (sin alpha-rad))) stencil))) \markup \override #'(box-padding . 0) \box \slanted "Poor man’s slanted Text" poor-mans-slanted.png <http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/file/t3887/poor-mans-slanted.png> This is a simple case just keeping the original extents, but in the end, the desired new bounding box (i.e. stencil extent) has to be calculated explicitly depending on the desired output, I couldn't find an automatic solution either. Simple trigonometric functions are all you need - it could be worse... ;) All the best, Torsten -- Sent from: http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/User-f3.html _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user