Dynamic input bug?

When I retype most dynamic markings, the original dynamic is replace with the new dynamic:
CleanShot 2023-05-16 at 15.43.22

However, when the original dynamic is fp, the new dynamic is created on top of the original one:
CleanShot 2023-05-16 at 15.42.42

Is this behavior intended?

Yes. It’s because Dorico classifies these markings differently: fp is a “combined dynamic” while f is an “immediate dynamic”.

I wouldn’t say it’s intended as such, but it is certainly what happens when you create a dynamic at the same position as an existing one of a different kind. It’s something we may well change in future.

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Thanks for the clarification, @Mark_Johnson and @dspreadbury.

My two cents: Because any note in a score will normally have only one dynamic attached to it, whether immediate or force or combined, replacement by default is more intuitive—to me, at least. (It seems there are edge cases that might argue otherwise.)

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