From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 06 2005 - 14:29:11 CDT
> The case for a symbol for an H-shaped multi-rest symbol is better,
> I think. It is cited in-line in the example as a symbol. But it
> should definitely be a newly encoded symbol, rather than a
> reinterpretation of the existing U+1D13A.
I concur with this. The problem, if any, with the H-shaped multi-rest is
that the glyph is highly elastic. Its width varies a lot for formatting
purposes. But it would be OK to encode the thing and document behavior in
> For use in musical scoring, it could be used as a base symbol
> associated with a start and stop anchor.
I would rather not see that kind of encoding.
> it would be best to investigate existing scoring systems to
> see how they implement multi-rests.
They are used typically in orchestral (or band) parts where there are lots
of long rests. Finale, for example, implements the H-shaped multi-rest not
as a font element, but as a flexible drawing element.
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