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How do I insert a musical symbol (a flat sign, for example)

asked 2018-08-02 00:10:41 +0100

artb gravatar image

Is there a preinstalled symbol font that supports these symbols? Or, do I need to find and install a special font?

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answered 2018-08-02 01:26:40 +0100

floris v gravatar image

U266D, U266E, U266F for ♭, ♮, ♯ in Linux Libertine G and Times New Roman, and probably many more fonts supporting a proper subset of Unicode.

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I'm not seeing those characters in the Times New Roman font set. I'll keep looking for a musical symbol font. But thanks!

artb gravatar imageartb ( 2018-08-03 15:15:33 +0100 )edit

You need to scroll down a lot.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-03 21:47:47 +0100 )edit

In the sub"Miscellaneous Symbols" character map subset, I see: U266A (1/8 note), U266B ("beamed" 1/8 notes), and U266F (musical sharp [#]) symbols. My locale is set to "English - United States". I wonder if that is why you and I don't see the same subset symbols. Thanks

artb gravatar imageartb ( 2018-08-03 22:32:11 +0100 )edit

Well, yes, those seemed to me to be the kind of characters that you were looking for. If they aren't, you should put a little more effort into stating what your problem is.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-03 23:46:18 +0100 )edit

A little further searching shows that Arial doesn't have the full set. Please state what font you use.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-03 23:51:10 +0100 )edit

There are some free fonts (not pre-installed) you can find and download if searching on the internet like...

  • font music symbol
Grantler gravatar imageGrantler ( 2018-08-08 09:01:15 +0100 )edit

answered 2020-05-23 17:21:02 +0100

You can easily add these using Unicode irrespective of languages. Linux: press CTRL SHIFT U and the Unicode char (like U266D) ; For windows type Unicode and press ALT X.

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A detailed guide is here:

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answered 2018-08-07 23:52:37 +0100

artb gravatar image

I finally found a musical "flat" symbol, in the Lucinda Sans Unicode, in the Miscellaneous Symbols submap. It is a U266D (♭)

Thanks to all.

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I mentioned that one in my answer, adding some fonts where that is available.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-07 23:58:02 +0100 )edit
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