Tempo Markings with Maestro font in Dorico 5

Hi all,

I’m in Dorico 5 using the Maestro font, and am getting the following for note characters (quarter = 3 or whatever…73 is not my tempo marking, it’s just a number I typed in) for my tempo markings. I’m sure the solution is right in front of me, I just can’t quite figure it out. Thank you!

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Probably a dumb question, but have you restarted your computer since updating to Dorico 5?

The SMUFL version of Maestro is the font called Finale Maestro, though for purposes where musical characters need to appear alongside text you probably want Finale Maestro Text.

Confusingly, Finale Maestro Text isn’t a version of Finale Maestro for use in text, but a text font for use alongside Finale Maestro. It contains no music characters.

Make sure that the Metronome Music Font Style is using Finale Maestro (or use a different font for that). You could also add Bravura as the ‘substitute’ font, which will fill in any missing glyphs.

I did actually try it, Ben…

Oh, you’re right. Could have sworn I looked at it a while ago… It’s a minimal set, though.

Thanks all!

One last question - music font is Maestro, but using a different font for text. Is there a way to have the character show up (using Maestro text) but have the character text as a part of the metronome marking be a different text (EB Garamond, in this case)?

There’s a Metronome Music Text Font for the musical characters - this must be a SMUFL font.
The next font style in the list - Metronome Text Font - handles everything following the rhythmic value (e.g. “= 73” in your example).

Elswehere in the list you’ll find Gradual Tempo Text Font and Immediate Tempo Text Font - these handle textual tempo marks independently, meaning that, should you want to, you could display rit. in italics but Allegro con brio in bold.

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