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bug #26801: Musical Symbols: combining articulations in text

Submitter:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Submitted:  Sun 14 Jun 2009 11:31:38 AM UTC
Category:  character range Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  bulk text appearance poor Status:  Proceeding
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Stevan_White
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Sun 14 Jun 2009 11:39:24 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I haven't managed to get the required features to work yet. 

Tried the Isolated Form feature, but maybe it's only turned on for Arabic. 

Also tried the Contextual Alternates feature, but it also doesn't seem to function in this context.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Sun 14 Jun 2009 11:38:52 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The express purpose of the combining articulation characters is to place a mark (under) a preceeding character.

However, the range doesn't provide any other form for these articularion characters, although in music the characters are in fact "inverted", and also in text one would like to see just the "inverted" form, placed neatly above the base line.

One solution would be to use font features (lookup tables) that replace one glyph with another under certain circumstances.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Sun 14 Jun 2009 11:31:38 AM UTC, original submission:  

(For Kim Bastin)

'As I understand it, the musical symbols block is intended for cases where the symbols appear in text,'

Proposal for Encoding Western Music Symbols.

'Several articulation marks have inverted forms, e.g. 1d17e, 1d17f, 1d180, 1d181, 1d182. The "inverted" forms (used above the note) are in fact considered the primary forms, and are preferred when quoting these marks in editorial text outside the context of notation.'

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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    2011-10-28 Stevan_White Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
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