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Re: Symbols for sharp , flat and natural on a computer?
Patrick Toomey #2743507 06/10/18 07:04 PM
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He wanted to apologize for the delay in responding, lol

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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
He wanted to apologize for the delay in responding, lol

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Again, forgive the delay in responding.


Oh for Pete’s Sake! He stated he was surfing the Internet looking for something else, and was trying to be helpful. He went to the trouble of opening an account and made a first post on PW, Are we giving a new poster our warmest welcome.????


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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
He wanted to apologize for the delay in responding, lol

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Again, forgive the delay in responding.


Oh for Pete’s Sake! He stated he was surfing the Internet looking for something else, and was trying to be helpful. He went to the trouble of opening an account and made a first post on PW, Are we giving a new poster our warmest welcome.????


Agree with dogperson! I actually learned something new because of nojunk responding to this post!



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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
He wanted to apologize for the delay in responding, lol

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Again, forgive the delay in responding.


Oh for Pete’s Sake! He stated he was surfing the Internet looking for something else, and was trying to be helpful. He went to the trouble of opening an account and made a first post on PW, Are we giving a new poster our warmest welcome.????


Agree with dogperson! I actually learned something new because of nojunk responding to this post!


Totally agree here as well. Dogperson is great and so are dogs!


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Re: Symbols for sharp , flat and natural on a computer?
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Nojunk - Thank you for providing us with this information and welcome to PW. smile Useful information is always "timely". smile
Originally Posted by nojunk
Again, forgive the delay in responding. I just found this site when searching for something else. I'm trusting someone will be able to find and use this in the future. Notation in Word documents can be achieved through various fonts installed on your system. To get the accidental markings, I have two different font families that I use. The first is Maestro and the second is Opus. You can begin looking on your system to see if you have any music notation fonts. The other option is trying to find a TTF font online. I'm not certain where I picked mine up. It may have come in with my Sibelius software. That's the way music manuscript software works. It uses fonts that when placed through the software are able to produce the music manuscript. I hope this helps someone.

Re: Symbols for sharp , flat and natural on a computer?
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You can find the flat sign in the Character Map under Vivaldi. Go to your windows home icon in your search bar and type in character map, then on the drop down font menu go down to Vivaldi and you'll find it there as the letter lower case b. you can't copy it to this format here because this forum has a preset text font. Other symbols are under different fonts such as wingdings for single eighth notes and others. You can also use the private character editor function to use unicode to find the text font you're looking for from other sites listed on the web. You can use this to either insert or copy and they are of good text quality.

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just a follow up note. You can find the flat sign, natural sign and sharp sign un the character map under the
O MS reference sans serif font on the third line of the character map. You can find eighth notes under the century schoolbook font.

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How about on a Mac?


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Originally Posted by cmb13
How about on a Mac?


- Use Bootcamp to install Windows 10
- Boot in to Windows 10
- Open Notepad
- Follow the above instructions to type musical symbols in to Notepad
- Be sure to save this document so you can repeat this process whenever you need to write musical symbols on your Mac!
- Open your favorite intenet browser
- Open GMail
- Create an e-mail to yourself in GMail
- Copy and paste the symbols in to the new GMail message
- Send the message
- Reboot back in to MacOS
- Open your favorite internet browser
- Open GMail
- Open the message you wrote to yourself
- Copy and past the sharps, flats and naturals as needed in to your document
- You're welcome!


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Originally Posted by cmb13
How about on a Mac?


In safari, menu Edit/ Emoji & Symbols then search for sharp or flat. You can put the keyboard in menu bar and it's always available, in System Preference/keyboard click Show Keyboard viewer in menu bar.

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Wow, Gyro and sotto voce! How long had *that* been laugh


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Patrick Toomey #2899622 10/12/19 09:34 PM
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Right, Cathy. I still miss sotto voce. Gyro, not so much.

I'm pretty sure the OP has found what he or she needs--- ten years ago. But, art is eternal. Just doing a quick noodle with Character Map (whose handy icon is permanently saved to my Desktop), I found (confirmed)

O Opus Figured Bass Std [Don't worry; I'm sure that suffix is innocent.]
!! U+0025 !!#

Well. Character Map shows me the music symbols all right. We have double flat, double sharp, natural etc. But it is not possible to use the Copy feature with the mouse, to select and paste them into the present document. It gives the Unicode number, but what you get is the original character when you copy or use U-0025--- not the musical symbol. !!#e is the O Opus Metronome character for a single eighth note. Opus Note Names is particularly worthless, but TT Opus Ornaments !!#e=
e=... well, if it worked it would be lovely. Someone went blind rendering these tiny but beautiful trills, mordents, shnellers, apoggiaturas, etc., and there are some characters that suggest they might be pieces of a slur or tie, if used together. !!#¹ Guitar fretboard in TrueType Opus Special, with an al segno character, and I'm pretty sure I saw a fermata... oh never mind; it sounds like I'm birdwatching; still waiting for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker to show up.

If you want to score compositions on the computer, a tool like Sibelius or PhotoScore, while not easy exactly, are easier than this. Or Finale. Or the open source (I believe that's the word, or maybe shareware is closer) Lily Pond.

I could not quite recall the name of that freeware Lily Pond, so I did a little surfing. I'll just give you the essential link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scorewriters

These things have been discussed here within the last 5 years; a little surfing might bring up the information you want. These programs must have a lexicon or font or storehouse of musical symbols that will help you. You, who were here ten years back. But who knows, maybe ten years in the future someone else will resurrect this mummy thread. That will leave everyone plenty of time to read Ann Rice's very engaging work: "Ramses the Damned," and to learn exactly how mummies are revivified. Hint: don't leave them out in the sun too long--- same as for us.

Alas, Ann promised a sequel, and I thought "Ramses" was quite her best work since "The Witching Hour," (with its Bosendorfer grand in the parlor) and its many sequellae. Haven't seen it yet, I'm afraid.


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Welcome Nojunk, and thank you for your posting, it was helpful. I hope you'll stick around - most of the time people on this forum are actually friendly and sympathetic. smile


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Originally Posted by Animisha
Welcome Nojunk, and thank you for your posting, it was helpful. I hope you'll stick around - most of the time people on this forum are actually friendly and sympathetic. smile


Nojunk posted one reply in June 2018 and hasn’t returned since....

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Nojunk posted one reply in June 2018 and hasn’t returned since....


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I have to beg everyone's pardon: I provided the name, "Ramses the Damned" for a book by Anne Rice, whose proper title is: "The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned." I also misspelled the author's name, giving it as Ann when it is actually Anne.

There is very little excuse to be offered. The book is shelved directly behind my back as I work on the computer keyboard. I must have felt its eyes boring into the back of my head.

Now that it's unshelved, I think I'll put it on the stack of wonderful books that I want to read again. I don't recall that there is any great role for music actually spelled out in this volume, but we all know that much of the cinematic value in just every kind of work, treated for the screen, is in its incidental music. We may be aware of hearing it; we may not; its unseen fingers strum and pluck the strings of our heart, or plunge their icy grasp into our gut. The new bel canto, some might say.


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