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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 15:57:10 +0100

On 12 Nov 2011, at 15:31, Pavel Roskin wrote:

>> I hacked together some code, scm/define-note-names.scm, with a  language 
>> "unicode" added.
> I wish I looked at that file before starting this thread.  Even though 
> Unicode symbols are international, the note names are not.  The English B is 
> not the same as the German B.  So "B flat" is ambiguous no matter how we 
> write it :(

This is true, but for extensions to scales with different number of scale 
degrees, the English convention is to prefer.

> As for the universal notation for include files, it looks like it should be 
> done with "ly:make-pitch".

LilyPond has limited microtonal capabilities, for example, the key signature 
works differently from that of the accidentals. So if one just wants to use 
Unicode names, this is simplest.


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