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/*
    Rosegarden
    A MIDI and audio sequencer and musical notation editor.
    Copyright 2000-2008 the Rosegarden development team.

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    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
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*/

#ifndef _RG_NOTATIONSTRINGS_H_
#define _RG_NOTATIONSTRINGS_H_

#include "base/Exception.h"
#include "base/NotationTypes.h"
#include <qstring.h>
#include "base/Event.h"




namespace Rosegarden
{



/**
 * String factory for note names, etc. used in the GUI
 * Replaces use of base/NotationTypes.h strings which should
 * be used only for non-user purposes.
 */
00040 class NotationStrings
{
public:
    NotationStrings();
    ~NotationStrings();


    /**
     * Get the name of a note.  The default return values are American
     * (e.g. quarter note, dotted sixteenth note). If the app is
     * internationalised, you will get return names local to your
     * region.  Note that this includes English note names- set your
     * LC_LANG to en_GB.
     */
    static QString getNoteName(Note note,
                               bool plural = false, bool triplet = false);

    /**
     * Get the UNTRANSLATED American name of a note.  This may be
     * useful if the user has specified that they'd prefer American
     * names to local names.
     */
    static QString getAmericanName(Note note,
                                   bool plural = false, bool triplet = false);

    /**
     * Get the short name of a note.  The default return values are
     * American (e.g. quarter, dotted 16th). If the app is
     * internationalised, you will get return names local to your
     * region.  Note that this includes English note names- set your
     * LC_LANG to en_GB.
     */
    static QString getShortNoteName(Note note,
                                    bool plural = false, bool triplet = false);


    /**
     * Get the UNTRANSLATED reference name of a note or rest.  This is the
     * formal name used to name pixmap files and the like, so the exact
     * values of these strings are pretty sensitive.
     */
    static QString getReferenceName(Note note, bool isRest = false);

    typedef Exception MalformedNoteName;

    /**
     * Get the note corresponding to the given string, which must be a
     * reference name or an untranslated British, American or short name.
     * May throw MalformedNoteName.
     */
    static Note getNoteForName(QString name);

    /**
     * Construct a label to describe the given duration as a note name in
     * the proper locale.  Uses the nearest available note to the duration
     * and returns a non-zero value in errorReturn if it was not an exact
     * match for the required duration.
     */
    static QString makeNoteMenuLabel(timeT duration,
                                     bool brief,
                                     timeT &errorReturn,
                                     bool plural = false);

private:
    /**
     * Return a string representing the dotted version of the input str.
     */
    static QString addDots(QString s, int dots,
                           bool hyphenate, bool internationalize);

};    

}

#endif

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