Lack of Capabilities in the Custom Time Signature Creator

• Oct 19, 2018 - 04:18
Reported version
3.0
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Graphical (UI)
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

I have been asked to request a feature whereby atypical time signatures can be used. In one instance, I came across a section where I wanted a decimal/fraction time signature, but the program does not allow for this. Custom time signatures should be able to include fractions and decimals for more obscure time signatures (which may or may not be applicable in the real music world [there is at least one instance where this applied] but are helpful in prerequisite musical organization).


Comments

Currently, the "text" field supports only the numerals and the "+" sign as far as I can tell - presumably because we don't have pre-defined glyphs for much else (there is, I noticed, a comma available in Bravura). We should at least support other characters by using "normal" glyphs sized appropriately. But we should also provide more flexibility in the overall presentation. Two common requests are "large" time signatures that display between staves, also signatures of the form 3/4 + 5/8 (as opposed to 3+5/4+8, which is the closest we can do currently).

A "large" option would I think be especially appreciated by many, as this style has become quite common.

"Custom time signatures should be able to include fractions and decimals for more obscure time signatures (which may or may not be applicable in the real music world [there is at least one instance where this applied] but are helpful in prerequisite musical organization)."

Can you show some examples of these in use in actual music?