It’s common for composers writing scores for instruments and electronics to indicate cue numbers in the score. For example, a place where a performer should press a pedal would have a number in a circle (or diamond), possibly with a vertical arrow pointing to a place on a staff.
This is rather easy to achieve in Sibelius, but it seems impossible to do in Dorico, at least in any reasonable way. I have looked at previous forum posts about text enclosures.
There might be many cues, so using the guitar fingering numbers is out. Using circled rehearsal marks seems cumbersome, as their attachment is constrained to the start of measures, as far as I can tell. And maybe one also wants to use rehearsal marks. I also tried importing an SVG graphic of a simple circle as a playing technique. But since neither SVG transparency nor z-plane order changes are supported, the opaque circle sits on top of the number, obscuring it. It would be possible to create a playing technique for every cue, with the number included, but there could be 30+ cues.
Is there a workaround I’m overlooking?
I did find a font that could work (Numbers Style Two by Gerald Gallo), though there is a license issue for anyone wanting to distribute digital editions. Still, it could be the best way.