Hello Dorico team
When I input Shift+O > “mord” and “invmord” I get the same symbol, that is, the symbol I know as inverted mordent. And I get exactly the same symbol when I input “lower mordent” and “mordent” and even “upper mordent”.
I realize that the nomenclature shifted from the 18th to 19th centuries.
18th century terminology: short trill (pralltriller) versus mordent (=lower mordent)
19th century terminology: mordent (upper mordent) versus inverted/lower mordent.
But I’m wondering if Dorico, trying to cover all the bases, hasn’t got it quite clear.
Don’t you think “upper mordent” and “lower mordent” should produce different symbols? Likewise for “mord” and “invmord”? Couldn’t we also have the tilde programmed in to produce the upper mordent sign in the Shift+O dialog? And perhaps # for the lower mordent?
As far as I can see, the only code for the upper mordent sign that I want is to input “shorttrill” or “shorttr”. And sometimes, on the C above mid-C, the sign flies up in the air above the staff.