Re: Request for comments on Music Character Proposal

From: Jeff Engelman (
Date: Fri Sep 19 1997 - 11:54:37 EDT

Dale, looks like you'll soon be able to sing in Unicode.

Jeff Engelman
   IBM Printing Systems, Font Development, DKU1/003G
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        09-19-97 09:51 AM
Please respond to @ internet

To: @ internet
Subject: Request for comments on Music Character Proposal

Hello all,

I'd appreciate any comments readers of this list might care to
make on my proposal to include Western Music Symbols in Unicode.
A description of the character set with illustrations and
justification for inclusion can be found at or as an
appendix in _Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes_ by
Eleanor Selfridge-Field. There is also a link to the UnicodeMusic
web page at

I'm a non-technie so what I'm looking for are general comments
about the inclusion of characters and how they should be handled.
I will attempt to answer whatever questions arise from a musician's
perspective. Hardcore technical comments/questions should probably
be directed to Rick McGowan of the Unicode Technical Committee to
whom I am greatly indebted for his willingness to guide me in this
proposal and his knowledge of music.

I look forward to your comments.


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