Note Names

This Plugin is derived from the Note Names plugin for 1.x and Note Names plugin for 2.x.
It adds the note names of the chords (not just the top note, like the 1.x plugin) in all voices (not just voice 1 like the 1.x plugin) of either the entire current score (not just the top staff like the 1.x plugin) or on the selected measures/staves as staff text (above the staff for voice 1 and 3, below for voice 2 and 4) and uses note names according to the locale MuseScore is configured for (instead of just the English note names C, D, E, F, G, A, B). So the output changes with the setting of EditPreferences...GeneralLanguage, or, if that is set to 'System', the output depends on the language setting of your PC.
As a further extensions it also names notes with sharps, double sharps and double flats and the notename moves aside a bit, if the note would otherwise collide (in treble clef and voice 1 only).
It prints the note names of chords in a top down order, i.e. topmost note first.

Available locales (for the 1.x Version): English, German, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Romainan, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, Slovak, Czech and Greek.

The double sharp and double flat notes as well as Fb, Cb, E# and B# still need translation into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian and Greek, help is more than welcome.

As of MuseScore 2 this plugin simply uses the same translations as MuseScore itself, and with all the locales MuseScore has to offer.

If you also want it to show courtesy- and microtonal accidentals, change 'false' to 'true' in the plugin code. Note however, that none of these have yet been translated (for the 1.x version), and their 'clear text' names can be rather long (e.g. "mirrored-flat-slash").

If you want a separator different from ",", change the corresponding variable in the plugin code, you can also change it to "\n" to get the note names stacked vertically, but in that case most probably also need to modify the position it gets printed.

To use the plugin, you must first install it according to the instructions in the 1.x Handbook or instructions in the 2.x handbook
The idea for this plugin stems from a discussion in the forum , the microtonal extension from another discussion in the forum , the idea for vertical stacking from this discussion .
The idea for reusing MuseScore's onw translations stems from this discussion .

This plugin has a versions for MuseScore 1.x, 2.x, 3.x and 4.x!

Download (notes named top to bottom) for MuseScore 1.x and 2.x

Download (notes named bottom to top) for MuseScore 1.x and 2.x

Download (notes named top to bottom) for MuseScore 3.x and 4.x

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