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Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:19:14 +0100

On 12 Nov 2011, at 10:19, David Kastrup wrote:

>>> 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.
>> One approach is having an editor which can provide replacements for
>> input text. So one just types fs..., and it will replace it with
>> f♯. The editor of this mail wants to replace ... by …, so I have to
>> trick it not to. :-)
> If the editor is doing smart replacements anyway, he can display an
> actual note (akin to the kind of moving letter types used for
> typesetting scores at the time of Monteverdi).

Then, I figure, this is not a Unicode text editor, but one which knows about 
LilyPond syntax.

I know that some engravers want to work against a GUI rather than in a text 
editor, but that would be another category.


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