Re: Square and lozenge notes -- Musical Notation 3.1 --Mensuralnotation

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Mar 07 2001 - 16:44:55 EST

> Why are the punctum and semi-brevis unified with U+1D147 and U+1D1BA
> since, unless I err, they do not share the same value but only a
> visual similarity

Well... the rationale for that would be the same thing that unifies the
"." in "3.14" and "Mr. Fung".

However, in this case, it's true, that they might be better dis-unified
and we are considering that. The PUNCTUM (brevis) most often has a
slightly convex upper side and concave lower side while the square notehead
of modern music is really square.


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