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Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 05:38:38 +0100
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Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:21:42 +0100 (CET)
> Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > f♯ is shorter and more readable than fsharp, let alone fis.
>> In Germany and Austria, f♯ is *never* used.  Only fis and nothing
>> else.
> I'm sure the signs for accidentals are used in the musical scores, even
> in Germany :)
> Using those signs in a text file would be a new thing.  Maybe
> accidentals should be written before the notes, as in the score (♯f),
> but that could complicate parsing and conversion to the new format.  On
> the other hand, it would be better to make a choice that's more natural
> for musicians, not for programmers.

Unfortunately, it is just programmers and not musicians who have a
reasonable chance of being able to figure out how to produce ♯ on a
computer keyboard.

David Kastrup

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