Accessing Glyphs in the Edit Accidental Window

I am trying to access glyphs in the November2 music font in the edit accidental window using the range menu. When I open the range drop down menu I see a list of categories that are based upon the SMuFL unicode categories. (See images.)



If the glyphs are not categorized into the standard SMuFL unicode ranges, how do I access those glyphs?

Thanks,
Jude

I’m not in front of Dorico, but I believe you should be able to get them into the editor as text rather than as glyphs – provided they’re mapped to unicode code points.

Thank you,

I just tried using the “text” option (instead of “glyph” or “graphic”), and for the style then I select “font.november2” but I can’t figure out how to indicate precise unicode point. I have entered the unicode (U+F5F2, for example) into the “Enter text here” field, but it only creates the literal text I enter, the unicode designation. (See screenshot.)

Yes, you’ll need a way to input unicode characters.

I’m not on a Mac so I can’t help you there, but maybe this part of the Bravura docs can help?

https://github.com/steinbergmedia/bravura/blob/master/redist/bravura-text.md

Thank you. This solves the problem.

Although not as well as if November2 glyphs mapped more closely to the SMuFL categories. This will be a lot slower.

Again, thank you for the help; it’s greatly appreciated.

Jude

Those accidentals, are they included in the SMuFL specification? If so, I would raise the issue with Robert Piéchaud: November claims to be SMuFL compliant after all.

Otherwise I’d argue that Dorico needs a way to access any given Unicode glyph anyway…

There are glyphs in November 2 that have corresponding glyphs in Bravura, but they don’t occupy the same unicode location. November 2 doesn’t really organize its glyphs the same way as Bravura does:

https://www.klemm-music.de/notation/november2/en/presentation/November_2.2_Presentation.Engl.pdf

I sent Robert Piéchaud an email about this issue. Thank you again for your help.