[Therion] point:passage-height

Marco Corvi marco_corvi at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 14 13:15:21 CET 2013

hi bruce,

passage-height goes with modes 2, 3, 4, and 5

dave might redefine the mpost macros scaling the label (lab) in a custom layout.


 From: Bruce <bruce at tomo.co.nz>
To: 'List for Therion users' <therion at speleo.sk> 
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Therion] point:passage-height

The key to modifying the symbol definition
may lie in the file thText.mp in the sources
Ie Here is the code from 5.3.9 as an
vardef p_label@#(expr txt,pos,rot,mode) =
  if (mode=1) or (mode=7): interim
labeloffset:=(u/8) fi;
  lab:=thelabel@#(txt, pos);
  if mode>1: pickup PenD fi;
  if mode=1:
    pickup pencircle scaled
  elseif mode=2:
  elseif mode=3: process_downlabel;
  elseif mode=4: process_updownlabel;
  elseif mode=5:
  elseif mode=6: process_boxedlabel;
  elseif mode=7:
process_label(pos,rot);  % station name
  elseif mode=8:
process_filledlabel(pos, rot);
  else: process_label(pos,rot); fi;
I have not looked into how it works, but I’m
guessing the ‘point height’ and ‘point passage-height’
labels are one of the ‘modes’ above, and that the processes called
are default metapost routines.  Too complicated for me to unravel.
BTW shouldn’t you be using ‘point
height’ to indicate the height of cobble banks, rather than ‘point
passage-height’? (Probably the same symbol size issue will apply).
Also, as a path to a possible work around,
I think the AUT symbol set includes the option to label ‘line pit’
(or is it ‘line wall:pit’)?  I have never managed to get it to
work – but have not tried too hard either.

From:therion-bounces at speleo.sk [mailto:therion-bounces at speleo.sk] On Behalf Of Dave Clucas
Sent: Sunday, 13 January 2013
12:59 a.m.
To: therion at speleo.sk
Subject: Re: [Therion]
Footleg - I'm not using the symbol to control the passage height, I'm
using it to show the depth of a trench in a gravel bank.
Vasily - I'm already using base-scale to control the size of other symbols
but this one is too big. I need to make it smaller without changing all the
symbols. The size is probably related to the font size but again I'm happy with
the font size for labels etc, I just want to change this particular symbol.
Dave Clucas
Therion mailing list
Therion at speleo.sk
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