I complained about this back in Dorico 1, and it’s still doing it in Dorico 2.
In many of my pieces I have technique instructions such as “solo pizz”, or “tutti arco”.
In Sibelius, these are played as pizz and arco respectively.
In dorico, they are SILENTLY DISCARDED
because the discarding is SILENT, I don’t necessarily notice it until it’s too late. Imagine if you got a new version of your favourite development environment and it randomly deleted bits of your source code when you loaded up your project? This is what Dorico is doing.
The whole philosophy of “Dorico must understand all the annotations in order to import them” I think is highly problematic, there will always be a boat-load of annotations to add code for.
If I have thousands of objects (notes, slurs annotations etc) in my pieces, and I have to manually verify the imported version against the original because things got deleted without telling me, it’s completely unworkable. You guys need a philosophical shift on this, sorry to say it how it is.
NOTHING should be deleted. It was ALL put there for a reason, and just because Dorico can’t figure it out, doesn’t mean it should be deleted. It should be imported, and maybe flagged as unrecognised, but certainly not deleted.
Sorry to shout, but this is extremely problematic.