ø (Half-diminished) symbol wrongly interpreted as o (diminished)

• Oct 6, 2020 - 14:07
Reported version
3.5
Type
Functional
Frequency
Few
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

The attached MS file shows the issue. Cø (C half-diminished, C Eb Gb Bb) is interpreted as C Eb Gb (C diminished) instead. The workaround is to use Cø7 instead, which is not affected.

Attachment Size
half_diminished_chords.mscz 5.51 KB

Comments

Workaround Yes No

Without the seventh, does Cø have meaning (or does Jazz interpret it as Cø7)?

Technically, the 7 is considered optional, since it is already implied by the half-diminished symbol, and while I think it's a good idea to include it anyhow, probably we should be special-case this because at least some people do choose to omit the 7.