Volta MusicXML encoding
When I add a volta in MuseScore the automatically generated volta Begin Text includes a period after the volta number, as in the following examples:
However if I export a score via MusicXML—and reimport it—all existing volta text is purely numeric, with no period.
MuseScore encodes volta like this in MusicXMML:
< ending number=“1” type="start" default-y="33.10"/>
On import, MuseScore creates default text from the "sequence number" and does not include a period.
Granted, the MusicXML could explicitly state the text content, like this
< ending number="1" type="start" default-y=“33.10">1.< /ending> *
The question is:
"When an < ending> element contains no content (i.e. no explicit declaration of the volta text to be displayed) should MuseScore provide text that includes a period?" If so, then after importing MuseScore's own MusicXML, a volta would look as it did in the original score.
Regardless of the content specifying a literal period to import, perhaps it would be wise to have a Volta show/hide property that governs the visibility of the period. I don’t see one in Format>Style>Volta, nor a style option in the Inspector.
• Encore writes the < ending> element without content
• * Overture writes the < ending> element with explicit content