So with this page you can create a pdf-page containing
text as well as laban-scales.
The resulting page can be used for your notices, e.g.
for your own preparation for your classes.
You also can use the created pages for your classes,
as long as you let in the document the notice, that this page was created with this tool.
If you want to use the result of this tool
for publications, you definitely have to include a
note in that publication, that you have
created it with this tool.
And if you use this tool for publications,
or in your classes, please drop me a note.
This can be a motivating factor to enhance this tool
And if it is possible for you, please send me a copy of your publication.
If you have any questions or want to give me other feedback, contact me.
If you find this tool useful, please let me know.
This could give me motivation to use some of my time for this tool;
otherwise I may do other things.
(For contact see mailaddress in the Scale.pdf, which you get as result.)
This tool was written in a short time and was a fun-project.
Even if there could be many features added and this could be a start
for a bigger tool (e.g. analysing of directional sequences),
this may also be useful for others right now.
I also thought about implementing Laban-fonts for LaTeX (e.g. Postscript-Font),
but without feedback and support from the Laban-community, I think this will be no more than an idea.
print flip-HD scale H, D, DRF
print flip-RL scale H, D, DRF
print flip-FB scale H, D, DRF
print flip-all scale H, D, DRF
I think about implementing filter-fetaures, for e.g.filtering directions
of a scale so to get e.g. all diretions of a scale that have a directional "R"
in it (this could be R, DRF, HR and so on).
fontsize : normal (not necessary, because this is default)
fontsize : big (scales all fonts by factor 1.2)
fontsize : bigger (scales all fonts by 1.4)
fontsize : huge (scales all fonts by 14.0)
Base fontsizes are 20.0 for Title and 12.0 for normal text and scales.
All scaling operations are only performing a scaling once,
so multiple scaling commands are always caling the base sizes by the
(P.S.: Changed base fontsize to 12.0 pt instead of 10.0 pt, because
people mentioned 10.0 would be too small. I may later add 10.0
as "small" font (command "fontsize: small"), but only, if necessary
for myself, or if people ask for it. (feel free to ask for features.))
when using fontsize huge, be careful: it is only useful for simple scales,
not for complete pages.
A script that will work and produce useful output:
print scale DLF, DF, DRF
print scale DL, D, DR
print scale DLB, DB, DRB
print title "Example of generated Scales"
print scale D, R, H, DRF
print scale F, B, R, L, H, D, RF, RB, LF, LB, HF, HB, DF, DB, HR, HL, DR, DL, HRF, HRB, HLF, HLB, DRF, DRB, DLF, DLB
# defining a example scale
example-scale = scale F, B, R, L, H, D, RF, RB, LF
# using the example-scale
print text "the original example scale:"
# using the example-scale, but flip R/L directions
print text "the example scale with flipped directions on R-/L-dimension:"
print flip-RL example-scale
# using the example-scale, but flip F/B directions
print text "the example scale with flipped directions on F-/B-dimension:"
print flip-FB example-scale
# using the example-scale, but flip H/D directions
print text "the example scale with flipped directions on H-/D-dimension:"
print flip-HD example-scale
# Defining real Laban-Scales: the AXIS-SCALEs
print text "Now the three of four of the AXIS scales:"
axis_scale_1 = scale HR, DB, RF, DL, HF, LB
print flip-RL axis_scale_1
print flip-FB axis_scale_1
# This might be expanded to also analysing movement sequences,
# not only displaying. Feel free to contact me.