Mordent symbol is wrong in MS 3.6

• Jan 19, 2021 - 21:29

Just downloaded 3.6, and there is no mordent in the ornaments menu, instead there are two inverted mordents side by side. The one on the left is supposed to be a mordent, and the tooltip still says it's a mordent.

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

No, not that I recall. But even if it were modified, why would the wrong symbol appear with a wrong tooltip assigned to it? It's easy enough to delete the symbol and add the correct one. Just reporting what I find. Scores made in previous versions using the mordent do display properly with the new font applied. So no idea what went wrong with the palette.

In reply to by .function_

I have two instances of what I have all my life called "mordent", one tooltipped "mordent" and the other "inverted mordent". I am not using a goofy workspace (3.6, Mac). They both create mordents (high, low, high) in sound. There is a problem here.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Oh, I see. Yes this was a huge discussion during the development of Dorico which I took a small part in. The symbol without the vertical line is correctly called a short trill or praller. The one with the line is a mordent. But, in a number of sources the symbols have been wrongly named, hence a lot of confusion over what the right names are. The Dorico team has done a very thorough job though. I trust they got it right.

In reply to by .function_

No need for factory reset. Just do this:

  1. right-click and delete the symbol called "inverted mordent" (that is the wrong name for that symbol).
  2. click the "More" button and the drag the short trill into the palette.

P.S. I am one of those persons who somewhere along the way learned incorrect names for these ornaments. I'm not alone, which is why MuseScore up until now has also used the wrong names, which I was continuing when reporting the problem. Clear as mud! :D

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