Custom fingering problem

Hello!
I am writing fingerings for a new instrument, the Glissotar.
It is a woodwind instrument with a longitudinal gap covered by a magnetic strap. See more:

I have to create a new fingering method for this, and I decided to call the fingers like this:

Left hand
1 - index
2 - middle
3 - ring
4 - little

Right hand
5 - index
6 - middle
7 - ring
8 - little

When I tried to write in the numbers for the fingering in Dorico, I noticed that it works 1-6 only, it does not shows 7 and 8.
Is there a possibility to do this?

Thank you

Daniel Vaczi

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That’s a super cool instrument!!! :heart_eyes:

You can create custom playing techniques with the Unicode U+ED26 (for 8). But I think there may be another way to do it since there are symbols for the numbers 8 and 9.

In my Dorico project the fingering “7” works.
Fingering 8.dorico (468.8 KB)

Thank you, I am happy you’re like it!
You’re right, 7 works, only 8 is a problem. How can enter the Unicode? I use a Mac.
I found numbers from 0-9 in the playing techniques under Guitar, but they are inside of a circle.
I started to use Lyrics, it seems to be a solution too, but it put the numbers under.
Thanks a lot!

In the document that I have attached, I have done it for you. You can copy and paste the playing technique into your project, or save it to favorites so you can have it in all your projects.

I think there is a way to implement the 8. It would be to replace the fingering 0 with the 8 and then you could enter it in the popover menu

How can I replace it? I am not familiar with Dorico as much…

Here you have it!
Fingering 8.dorico (885.1 KB)

Here’s the video: Fingering 0 to 8.m4v - Google Drive

It works!
Thank you for help!
It was very quick!

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The pleasure is mine, to be able to help with new instrument creations!