Chord symbols square?


I’m a beginner when it comes to Dorico. My issue is that when I try to input chords like Ab or A#, the b and # turn into squares instead. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Thank you!

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Welcome to the forum. What font do you have set in Font Styles–Chord Symbols Music Font?

I know you didn’t ask about this, but if you’re using lyrics, you should change the instrument to “Choir Reduction” so the staff lines are not drawn between the staves.

I use Times New Roman.

That font has to be set to Bravura, or another font that has those music symbols via SMuFL (I believe).

You can set Times New Roman as the Chord Symbols font, but not the Chord Symbols Music Font.


Thank you!

Here’s a diagram showing which fonts are used to build up the different parts of chord symbols, with a note about the music font’s SMuFL restriction: