Allow sub and sup tags in instrument/part names

• Jun 5, 2021 - 00:04
Reported version
3.6
Type
Functional
Frequency
Few
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
closed
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Edit staff property and set long name or short name to e.g. 1<sup>st</sup> Trumpet or Harfen <sub>unis.</sub>. Close dialog and notice that HTML tag names are shown rather than text in superscript or subscript.
Doesn't happen for other common tags like b i u etc.


Comments

BTW while this can be achieved by editing the .mscx currently, the moment you make some other change to the instruments/staff properties it reverts back, so isn't really a workable solution.

Workaround No Yes

You can also use the UCS superscript/subscript characters (although not all exist), copy/paste from:

sup ᵃᵇᶜᵈᵉᶠᵍʰⁱʲᵏˡᵐⁿᵒᵖ⁚ʳˢᵗᵘᵛʷˣʸᶻ⁰¹²³⁴⁵⁶⁷⁸⁹⁺⁻⁼⁽⁾ᴬᴮ⁚ᴰᴱ⁚ᴳᴴᴵᴶᴷᴸᴹᴺᴼᴾ⁚ᴿ⁚ᵀᵁⱽᵂ
sub ₐ⁚⁚⁚ₑ⁚⁚ₕᵢⱼₖₗₘₙₒₚ⁚ᵣₛₜᵤᵥ⁚ₓ⁚⁚₀₁₂₃₄₅₆₇₈₉₊₋₌₍₎ᴀʙᴄᴅᴇꜰɢʜɪᴊᴋʟᴍɴᴏᴘꞯʀꜱᴛᴜᴠᴡ⁚ʏᴢ

The capital subscripts are really small caps (“Kapitälchen”) but they will do.

Extra sup ᵅᵝᵞᵟᵋᶿᶥᶲ ᵠᵡ ªº ͣ ͨ ͩ ͤ ᷚ ᷛ ͪ ͥ ᷜ ᷝ ᷞ ͫ ᷟ ᷠ ᷡ ͦ ͬ ᷢ ᷤ ᷥ ͭ ͧ ͮ ͯ ᷦ ʱʴʵʶˀˁˠˤᴭᴯᴲᴻᴽᵄᵆᵊᵌᵎᵑᵓᵔᵕᵙᵚᵜᵸᶛᶝᶞᶟᶡᶢᶣᶤᶦᶧᶨᶩᶪᶫᶬᶭᶮᶯᶰᶱᶳᶴᶵᶶᶷᶸᶹᶺᶼᶽᶾ
Extra sub ᵦᵧᵨᵩᵪᴁᴃᴆⱻᴣʛᵻᴌᴫᴎᴐɶᴕʁᴙᴚᵾꞮꟺꭆꝶᴦᴧꭥᴨᴪᴩ

Getting the font right for these is… challenging, though.

On the other hand, in Lyrics, I’ve needed small caps and found that what MuseScore considers subscript is much too small. I now use regular caps temporarily sized down there, which isn’t correct either, as it makes the strokes narrower, whereas proper small caps use (almost) the same stroke width… though I somehow think MuseScore’s sub/sup just scale, too…