XML Export wishlist

Every time somebody posts this on an internet forum, a developer dies. (If not actually, then at least on the inside.)

We definitely plan to include more formatting information about lyrics in MusicXML export in future. It’s not as simple as it might appear because in our testing thus far, no importing application handles this correctly, with the possible exception of Finale. The approach we believe we need to take is to define items in the <defaults> element for different types of lyrics (regular ones, translations, choruses, translated choruses) and then providing the right named style to each lyric as appropriate when it’s exported. So far as we know, however, no application actually respects this on import – apart perhaps from Finale.

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