Repeat endings mystery graphic

Screenshot 2023-05-02 at 4.49.10 PM
What are these little “squiggles” next to the repeat ending numbers (and how do I get rid of them)?


What’s set at Library > Engraving Options > Repeat Endings > Times Played?

By default both values should be a period/full stop.

Thanks for the quick response! Here’s a shot of my Engraving Options>Repeat Endings>Times Played. How should the settings look so that those markings don’t show up?


It might be quicker if you’re happy to share this project here on the forum? Or a cut-down version just containing these bars if you don’t want to share the whole thing.

Here you go!
Holiday For Strings.dorico (824.5 KB)

Any other suggestions for improving the engraving are gratefully accepted!

I suspect it’s a font mismatch: Dorico is expecting certain glyphs to be in certain places, and text fonts put glyphs in different places to music fonts. Selecting the Text Std font version seems to work better.

For formatting advice more generally:

  • Save yourself time and faff by updating how text should appear by editing the corresponding paragraph style. E.g. update the “Default Text” paragraph and font styles, and all other paragraph/font styles with that as a parent (or grandparent) style will also update.

  • Similarly, add in your title information in Project Info. That saves you having to enter the text manually on every page, because Dorico uses tokens on page templates to make sure whatever the latest text in Project Info is, is what appears on pages throughout the project (picture a 200-page score, and shudder at the time you’d waste!)

  • Have a play with adjusting a layout’s note spacing and vertical spacing settings before inserting loads of manual breaks, they can have quite powerful effects and it can be fun to see the music flex.

Holiday For Strings_LH.dorico (761.6 KB)

Wow! Thanks for all that. I’ll need some time to digest.

Hi again - Sorry … but I’m still a little unclear as to how this works. I have a gazillion fonts on my computer, including many from Sibelius and other music programs. How can I tell which ones will work in Dorico? In Sibelius, I used Inkpen chords for lead sheets, but that set doesn’t seem to work in Dorico. (It results in the unwanted “squiggles” mentioned earlier in this thread.)

Is there a similar “Real Book”-type font available in Dorico?
Thanks very much!

Dorico introduced a whole new kind of musical fonts which is de facto the standard : SMuFL fonts. The only real notation software that still doesn’t use this standard is… Sibelius.
Petaluma is a kind of Real Book font shipped with Dorico. Fonts from MuseScore and Finale (both now comply with SMuFL) are included with Dorico 5 (but you could install them from the day they were available).
Not sure it helps, but now you know :wink:
There’s an increasing number of SMuFL fonts available, most are listed on the Resources page.

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Vert helpful! Thanks!

Is there somewhere a list of SMuFL fonts? Or maybe just the fonts shipped with Dorico?

In addition to Bravura and Petaluma. See the Dorico5 Version History…

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For visual examples of the new music fonts included with Dorico 5, see here:

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Perfect! Thanks.

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