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bug #52669: Medieval accidentals are not treated like modern ones

Submitter:  David Corbett <dscorbett>
Submitted:  Fri 15 Dec 2017 03:32:05 AM UTC
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  glyph(s) ugly Status:  Fix posted
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Stevan_White
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  * development
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Fri 15 Dec 2017 08:40:06 PM UTC, comment #3: 


The lines of U+1D1CF are very light in the standard samples.
But just for you, I made the lines a bit heavier.  Near as I can see, the glyph should be the size of the note head, so this is as far as I can go.


Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Fri 15 Dec 2017 07:19:08 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Not that the standard actually explains this, but I am pretty sure they are meant to be used inline when discussing the history of music symbols, as in “the natural sign (♮) is derived from the b quadratum (⸦U+1D1D2⸧)”. They could also be used by music engraving software, but that makes no difference to FreeSerif.

I think U+1D1CF is still hard to make out at usual font sizes.

data:text/html;charset=utf-8,<div style="font: 12pt FreeSerif">%F0%9D%87%8F is a glyph variant of %E2%99%AF

David Corbett <dscorbett>
Fri 15 Dec 2017 02:28:07 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I fiddled with the shapes and positionings of all the medieval signs, to make them look more like the standard samples.
Really, I'm not sure how these are meant to be used.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Group administrator
Fri 15 Dec 2017 03:32:05 AM UTC, original submission:  

U+1D1D2 MUSICAL SYMBOL SQUARE B and U+1D1CF MUSICAL SYMBOL CROIX are medieval accidentals. In FreeSerif, they should be positioned like the modern accidentals: larger and on the baseline, like U+266D MUSIC FLAT SIGN and U+1D12A MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE SHARP.

David Corbett <dscorbett>


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