Tempo text: Problem with dotted notes
S3 - Major
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 22.214.171.12488, revision: 148e43f
Open the attached score. Compare the three attached dotted tempo markings. The note to dot distance looks OK in the default tempo text (but see #295155: Tempo text: Improve default formatting), however the dot becomes too far from the note when the custom formatting, and bold, is taken off.
Have you tried simply removing the bold, but otherwise leaving the custom formatting in place? On my Mac, the dotted quarter renders as two unknown characters if the custom formatting is removed.
I guess it is due to those strings being a mishmash of the musical text font (for note, space(!!) and dot) and the rest in FreeSerif or whatever the text style demands.
"Have you tried simply removing the bold, but otherwise leaving the custom formatting in place?"
Yes, but font-size and font-type (Inspector) don't work.
Okay, then have you tried editing the text element and using the font tools at the bottom of the screen to change the formatting for everything but the dotted quarter?
Inspector won't work here, as that affects the entire string, which is, as said already, a mix of different fonts.
The other thing to try (on the user's end) is to reduce the font size of the space between the note and the dot, or possibly remove it altogether if it looks good without it. But obviously the space has to be there if the standard custom formatting for tempo text is used.
Come to think of it, I cannot even recommend using this approach if you want your score to be portable, since, as I stated earlier, the glyphs for the quarter note and dot don't even render correctly on all systems if the custom formatting is removed.
The solution appears to be to use a "Hair Space" between the note and the dot (see attached file).
Here's what it uses:
So 1 space as a SMuFL qlyph (between note amd dot) and 2 'normal' spaces (around the =)