Re: Musical symbols

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 16:51:04 CST

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    On 3/22/2006 5:28 AM, Simon Montagu wrote:

    > Asmus Freytag wrote:
    > > On 3/22/2006 4:01 AM, Cary Karp wrote:
    > >
    > >> Quoting Asmus Freytag:
    > >>
    > >>> I've found two musical symbols that I cannot locate in Unicode. ...
    > The interpretation in keyboard music is that notes following the
    > L-shape are taken with the right hand, and following the inverted L
    > with the left hand, so in the attached example the right hand plays
    > the upper line in the bass clef from the A, second quaver in the first
    > complete bar, and the left hand plays again from the next A.

    This interpretation makes the most sense in terms of my example.
    However, now that we know what these symbols are, the remaining part of
    my question is how are they encoded in Unicode?

    Rick suggested offline that any of the characters from the 2300 block be
    used, something I find about as satisfactory as using # for musical
    sharp - except in the sense that the code would effectively be a
    shorthand for a more complicated drawing operation, i.e. not be rendered
    via a font, but the layout system would draw two lines of the
    appropriate dimentions at right angles. There are some instances in
    mathematical layout where the character code really acts as a meta
    command for decorating expressions. Perhaps this is such a case.

    Werner helpfully sent me to a font listing, but the symbols are not
    found there.

    Thanks to any and all that replied.


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