Switch to larger noteheads (ss05) in Bravura for 2.0 and 2.0.1 compatability
Following up on a comment at https://musescore.org/en/node/68196#comment-312396, I contacted Daniel Spreadbury (Bravura's designer) to ask him about the smaller noteheads in the version of Bravura used in the 2.0.2 builds. He responded quickly, explaining that the change had been made to better comply with the SMuFL standards (which he also designed), which specified smaller noteheads.
However, he made it clear that not only are the original set of noteheads still available in Bravura, but that that Steinberg scorewriter (which, again, is Daniel Spreadbury's project, and the reason that Bravura was created in the first place) will not use the smaller noteheads, but will continue to use the larger ones, which he states are more legible.
The central portion of his email was as follows:
Perhaps the MuseScore developers will be able to sneak in a change to use the oversized noteheads in 2.0.2, or at least an option?
The glyphs in question are in a stylistic set, ss05, for noteheads that are larger relative to the space size, and can be found at these code points:
Note that because these glyphs are in the optional glyphs range (U+F400–U+FFFF), their exact code point location is not guaranteed to be stable from one version of Bravura to the next, though I anticipate that they will remain where they are. Ideally, MuseScore should use the optionalGlyphs structure in the Bravura metadata JSON file to identify the code points for these glyphs in the corresponding version of Bravura, to be sure that they will always be located correctly.
If Nicolas, Werner or any of the other MuseScore developers need any further information from me about this, please invite them to get in touch with me.
Just to reiterate why this is important: not only are the larger noteheads obviously preferred, MuseScore 2.0 and 2.0.1 use the larger noteheads, causing scores using Bravura to look radically different in current 2.0.2 nightly builds. This change is essential for compatibility reasons, not just because the larger noteheads look better.