Why were measures changed to bars?

• Mar 4, 2019 - 15:00

Specifically under the 'Add' menu, we now have insert or append bars, instead of insert or append measures.

I ask because it took me a second to realize it meant measure, and not barline. Measure and bar may mean the same thing, but measure is a lot more clearly differentiated from barline.


In reply to by Shoichi

Measure is the American word and bar is the British word. Laurelin was seeing the British words rather than the American. British English is a translation from what is in the American English code of the program. There are also several other words that are different in British English, especially in Musical terms.

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