Customizing jazz chords ...
I am attempting to customize the Jazz chord font in Musescore. Specifically, I would like major chords to be spelled 'maj' instead of 'MA', minor chords to be spelled as 'm' instead of 'MI', and diminished chords to be spelled 'dim' instead of 'dim.' in the JazzChords chord font.
I have discovered that the 'JazzChords' refers to an XML file which is editable.
I created a modified version of this file and commented out the <sym> entries for 'Maj', 'm', and 'dim'. This changes the spelling of the chord to match the name in each individual <chord> entry.
However, the text font which now renders these portions of the chord name does not match the remainder of the chord. It seems that the <sym> entries are referring to a character symbol in a font. But what font? I scanned my hard disk for fonts named 'Mscore1' and 'MuseJazz' but could not find any.
What do the <sym> entries in the XML font files refer to? Is there a way to bend JazzChords.xml to alter the spelling of a chord, but have the altered font match that of the rest of the chord? What to the names 'Mscore1' and 'MuseJazz' refer to?
I would also like to create a 'Real Book' compatible version of this file where minor chords are spelled with a '-' and diminished chords are spelled with a raised 'o'.
Any other clues or tips would be appreciated.