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Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals

From: Jonathan Wilkes
Subject: Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:07:39 -0800 (PST)

----- Original Message -----
> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> To: Hans Aberg <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:19 AM
> Subject: Re: Using Unicode symbols for accidentals
> Hans Aberg <address@hidden> writes:
>>  On 12 Nov 2011, at 05:38, 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).

That could be quite a compelling editor, with the text entry caret on the 
staff-- kind of like "speedy entry" in Finale but without the need to use 
the arrow keys to navigate around.

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