Question: Does the staff-relative font size = the absolute font size at a 7 mm staff?

Hi,

Just want to double-check as stated in the subject:
Does the staff-relative font size equal the absolute font size at a 7 mm staff?

That’s what it seems like to me, but human perception is not generally considered a trustworthy source and there is no confirmation of that in the user manual.

All the best! :slight_smile:

This might help: https://www.scoringnotes.com/tips/spaces-and-the-units-of-measurement-for-music-notation/

The ‘absolute’ staff height in Dorico is 20 points, which is about 7.05mm.

Thanks for clearing that out, dankreider and benwiggy! :slight_smile: However, I think it would be good if this also could be clarified better in the manual. For now, it only says this:

source: https://steinberg.help/dorico_pro/v3/en/dorico/topics/engrave_mode/engrave_mode_font_styles_dialog_r.html?hl=staff-relative%2Fabsolute