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Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:59:55 +0100 (CET)

>> > f♯ is shorter and more readable than fsharp, let alone fis.
>> In Germany and Austria, f♯ is *never* used.  Only fis and nothing
>> else.
> [...]
> 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.

More natural?  Not at all.  All musicians here learn to say and write
`fis'.  And lilypond input *is* text input.

Note that I don't oppose on having `f♯' and friends enabled in
lilypond.  The more choices, the better.  However, I don't think that
it is `more natural'.


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