Ottava (8va/8vb) number is too big

• Feb 7, 2020 - 03:17
Reported version
3.4
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Behind Bar's p.28 says:

> The numeral '8' is 1 1/2 stave-spaces high.

In MuseScore the numeral is about 2 stave spaces high, which is too large.

ottava_sizes.png

Workaround: Reducing the font size from 12pt to 10 pt seems to give the right size, but this should be done in the default style rather than left up to users to do on their own.


Comments

Format > Style > Text Styles > Ottava shows the default to even be 24.00pt, but in score/Inspector it indeed is 12.00(pt?), where does that difference come from? Is it really showing pt in Inspector and if so, why without the "pt", i.e. without any unit.
Changing that text style doesn't seem to make any difference, not to existing, nor to newly added ottavas, maybe the size is 'baked' into the corresponding elements of the palette?