Default Placement for Tuplets

In his Notation book, Gardner Read makes the fair point that tuplets with square brackets should stem from the side of the head of the first note in the group. - This is because the bracket (used when beams are not there to do the same job), resembles and so could be construed as a beam.


Wrong tuplet placement:

Correct tuplet placement:

The manual does not indicate this, though I found…

…Can Dorico be set to place tuplets correctly by default?

As far as I know, the default setting “always at the note head side, when there are no beams” unfortunately does not exist. I was also trained in such a way, that triplets are not placed at the neck side in this circumstance. Off course there are exceptions there …