breve notehead: options?

I would love to be able to opt for the round breve notehead (U+E0A0) over the square. Personally, I hate the square, especially when chords are involved; looks like a Jenga game gone awry.

Yes, I know that this option is wanted, and we will introduce a setting for this in Engraving Options in due course.

Manuscripts with square breves often displace the notes (as we would for seconds) to avoid the “step-ladder” look.
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Personally, I like the square, as it matches the Longa; but I agree that there can be a problem if two breves a third apart are on the same stave!

Daniel created a “template” file one can build upon to access round breves/double-whole notes. You can find it at