Custom pedal text

Is there a way to customize the appearance of pedal lines? I would like to have the text say “s.p.” instead of “Sost.”, and i would also like to have a start hook in front of the text. I know that I can do this with a normal line, but then I lose the functionality of pedal lines (e.g. inserting a “retake pedal” mark).

Yes, you can set the start sign appearance to be text, and then edit the text.

I don’t think there’s a way of including a hook in the start sign, but you could either skip the text and show a start hook, and add/show the text another way perhaps?