Music XML noteheads

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Music XML noteheads

Post by mdedwards » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:56 am

Hello, I'm algorithmically generating Music XML code with This includes things like text marks for fingerings and string numbers, as well as notehead shapes (like X or triangle-up head). Finale and Sibelius import these things just fine but Dorico seems to ignore them. However, Dorico looks so much better, IMO, especially with auto-beautiful layout and secondary-beam breaks, so I'm prepared to re-enter noteheads etc. by hand.

Just wondering if I missed something though, and there's perhaps a way to get these things imported, or if there are plans to make this happen in an imminently available update?

Best, Michael

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Re: Music XML noteheads

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:00 pm

Different notehead designs are not currently imported from MusicXML files, but we do plan to improve this in future. I can't say for sure when that will be, however.

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