ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N____
Date: 1997-09-16
This is an unofficial HTML version of a document submitted to WG2.

Title: On encoding Western Musical Symbols in ISO/IEC 10646

Source: Michael Everson
Status: Expert Contribution
Action: For consideration by JTC1/SC2/WG2

The proposal to encode Western Musical Symbols in ISO/IEC 10646 is fairly solid as far as I can see.Several aspects of it which requires revision.
  1. The convention for hex representation should precede the hex with 0001 if Plane 1 is intended for encoding the characters (which it should be)
  2. A number of the names do not follow the guidelines set out in Annex K of the Standard, which states that digits shall not be the first letter in any word in a character name. These are marked in this document with QQQ. I have written out the digits; but EIGHT VA (or EIGHT-VA?) may not be correct for 8VA or 8VB.
  3. A number of characters appear to have an unusual order. In pairs, WHITE characters precede BLACK ones in some of the paired characters of the block. I have not reversed the pairs in which BLACK precedes WHITE, but suggest that they do so in this block for consistency with the others. These are marked in this document with ZZZ.
  4. A couple of names seem illogical. They are marked with YYY.
  5. In general we use
I've reviewed Perry's proposal for Western Musical Symbols. I'm not much of a musician, but have had some exposure to the system in school etc. Perry has done a very solid job preparing the proposal. Despite the claim in Perry's Proposal Summary Form that the names are in accordance with the guidelines in Annex K, they are not. 1. They don't have the script name.
2. Numerous names begin with a number, which is forbidden.
3. Plane 1 notation is missing.

To fix this was easy.

1. Prefix each character name with WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL.
2. Write out the number in letters.
3. Prefix the hex digits with 0001.

The second of these may be problematic, because I have written "8VA" as "EIGHT VA" and "8VA8" as "EIGHT VA EIGHT" but I don't know whether this is correct; perhaps "OCTAVA EIGHT" or something is used. I have marked all of these with "QQQ" in the list below.

Paired characters from xx74 through xx81 appear in the order BLACK before WHITE. Elsewhere in the repertoire WHITE precedes BLACK. While the Standard is not entirely consistent, it would be nice if each block were self-consistent. I have not changed these here, but would like it to be done unless there is a reason why not.

Characters 7E and 7F were named MOON BLACK NOTEHEAD and MOON WHITE NOTEHEAD respectively; I changed this to MOON NOTEHEAD BLACK and MOON NOTEHEAD WHITE for consistency with other notehead character names.

Character xxB9 is GRACE NOTE SLASH; character xxBA is GRACE NOTE NO SLASH. Why doesn't BA precede B9 and why isn't it just named GRACE NOTE?

Some other issues follow the names list below.

Names and code table

0001 xx00	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SHARP
0001 xx01	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FLAT
0001 xx02	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL NATURAL
0001 xx03	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE SHARP
0001 xx04	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE FLAT
0001 xx05	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FLAT UP
0001 xx06	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FLAT DOWN
0001 xx07	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL NATURAL UP
0001 xx08	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL NATURAL DOWN
0001 xx09	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SHARP UP
0001 xx0A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SHARP DOWN
0001 xx0B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL QUARTER TONE SHARP
0001 xx0C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL QUARTER TONE FLAT
0001 xx0D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HAUPT STIMME
0001 xx0E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL NEBENSTIMME
0001 xx0F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DEGREE SLASH
0001 xx10	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ACCENT
0001 xx11	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL STACCATO
0001 xx12	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TENUTO
0001 xx13	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL STACCATISSIMO
0001 xx14	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MARCATO
0001 xx15	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MARCATO-STACCATO
0001 xx16	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ACCENT-STACCATO
0001 xx17	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL LOURE
0001 xx18	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ARPEGGIATO UP
0001 xx19	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ARPEGGIATO DOWN
0001 xx1A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOIT
0001 xx1B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL RIP
0001 xx1C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FLIP
0001 xx1D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SMEAR
0001 xx1E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BEND
0001 xx1F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SUBITO
0001 xx20	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL Z
0001 xx21	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SINGLE BARLINE
0001 xx22	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE BARLINE
0001 xx23	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FINAL BARLINE
0001 xx24	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REVERSE FINAL BARLINE
0001 xx25	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DASHED BARLINE
0001 xx26	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SHORT BARLINE
0001 xx27	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TIE UNDER BARLINE
0001 xx28	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL LEFT REPEAT SIGN
0001 xx29	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL RIGHT REPEAT SIGN
0001 xx2A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REPEAT DOTS
0001 xx2B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DAL SEGNO
0001 xx2C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DA CAPO
0001 xx2D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEGNO
0001 xx2E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CODA
0001 xx2F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REPEATED FIGURE ONE QQQ
0001 xx30	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REPEATED FIGURE TWO QQQ
0001 xx31	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REPEATED FIGURE THREE QQQ
0001 xx32	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FERMATA
0001 xx33	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FERMATA UNDER
0001 xx34	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BREATH MARK
0001 xx35	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CAESURA
0001 xx36	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TREBLE CLEF
0001 xx37	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TREBLE CLEF EIGHT VA QQQ
0001 xx38	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TREBLE CLEF EIGHT VB QQQ
0001 xx39	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL C CLEF
0001 xx3A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL OLD C CLEF
0001 xx3B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BASS CLEF
0001 xx3C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BASS CLEF EIGHT VA QQQ
0001 xx3D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BASS CLEF EIGHT VB QQQ
0001 xx3E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DRUM CLEF ONE QQQ
0001 xx3F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DRUM CLEF TWO QQQ
0001 xx40	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PIANO
0001 xx41	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MEZZO
0001 xx42	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FORTE
0001 xx43	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CRESCENDO
0001 xx44	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DECRESCENDO
0001 xx45	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL GREGORIAN C CLEF
0001 xx46	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL GREGORIAN F CLEF
0001 xx47	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SQUARE B
0001 xx48	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL VIRGA
0001 xx49	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PODATUS
0001 xx4A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CLIVIS
0001 xx4B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SCANDICUS
0001 xx4C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CLIMACUS
0001 xx4D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TORCULUS
0001 xx4E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PORRECTUS
0001 xx4F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PORRECTUS FLEXUS
0001 xx50	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SCANDICUS FLEXUS
0001 xx51	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TORCULUS RESUPINUS
0001 xx52	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PES SUBPUNCTIS
0001 xx53	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOWN BOW
0001 xx54	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL UP BOW
0001 xx55	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HARMONIC
0001 xx56	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SNAP PIZZICATO
0001 xx57	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PEDAL MARK
0001 xx58	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PEDAL UP MARK
0001 xx59	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HELF PEDAL MARK
0001 xx5A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL GLISSANDO UP
0001 xx5B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL GLISSANDO DOWN
0001 xx5C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL WITH FINGERNAILS
0001 xx5D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DAMP
0001 xx5E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DAMP ALL
0001 xx5F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MAXIMA
0001 xx60	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL LONGA
0001 xx61	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BREVIS
0001 xx62	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEMIBREVIS WHITE
0001 xx63	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEMIBREVIS BLACK
0001 xx64	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MINIMA
0001 xx65	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MINIMA BLACK
0001 xx66	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEMIMINIMA WHITE
0001 xx67	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEMIMINIMA BLACK
0001 xx68	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FUSA WHITE
0001 xx69	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FUSA BLACK
0001 xx6A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TEMPUS PERFECTUM CUM PROLATIONE PERFECTA
0001 xx6B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TEMPUS PERFECTUM CUM PROLATIONE IMPERFECTA
0001 xx6C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TEMPUS IMPERFECTUM CUM PROLATIONE PERFECTA
0001 xx6D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TEMPUS IMPERFECTUM CUM PROLATIONE IMPERFECTA
0001 xx6E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CROIX
0001 xx6F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL X NOTEHEAD
0001 xx70	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PLUS NOTEHEAD
0001 xx71	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CIRCLE X NOTEHEAD
0001 xx72	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL WHITE SQUARE NOTEHEAD
0001 xx73	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BLACK SQUARE NOTEHEAD
0001 xx74	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD UP BLACK ZZZ
0001 xx75	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD UP WHITE ZZZ
0001 xx76	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD LEFT BLACK ZZZ
0001 xx77	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD LEFT WHITE ZZZ
0001 xx78	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD RIGHT BLACK ZZZ
0001 xx79	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD RIGHT WHITE ZZZ
0001 xx7A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD DOWN BLACK ZZZ
0001 xx7B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD DOWN WHITE ZZZ
0001 xx7C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD UP RIGHT BLACK ZZZ
0001 xx7D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE NOTEHEAD UP RIGHT WHITE ZZZ
0001 xx7E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MOON BLACK NOTEHEAD ZZZ NOTEHEAD BLACK
0001 xx7F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MOON WHITE NOTEHEAD ZZZ NOTEHEAD WHITE
0001 xx80	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE-ROUND NOTEHEAD DOWN BLACK ZZZ
0001 xx81	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TRIANGLE-ROUND NOTEHEAD DOWN WHITE ZZZ
0001 xx82	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL PARENTHESIS NOTEHEAD
0001 xx83	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BLACK NOTEHEAD
0001 xx84	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL WHITE CLUSTER NOTEHEAD
0001 xx85	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BLACK CLUSTER NOTEHEAD
0001 xx86	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL STEM
0001 xx87	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SPRECHGESANG STEM
0001 xx88	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TREMOLO STEM ONE QQQ
0001 xx89	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TREMOLO STEM TWO QQQ
0001 xx8A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TREMOLO STEM THREE QQQ
0001 xx8B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FINGERED TREMOLO
0001 xx8C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SINGLE BEAM
0001 xx8D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE BEAM
0001 xx8E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BEAM SLUR
0001 xx8F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE BEAM SLUR
0001 xx90	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TIE
0001 xx91	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SLUR TWO QQQ
0001 xx92	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SLUR THREE QQQ
0001 xx93	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BREVE
0001 xx94	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL WHOLE NOTE
0001 xx95	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HALF NOTE
0001 xx96	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL QUARTER NOTE
0001 xx97	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHTH NOTE QQQ
0001 xx98	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEENTH NOTE QQQ
0001 xx99	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-SECOND NOTE QQQ
0001 xx9A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOURTH NOTE QQQ
0001 xx9B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHTH NOTE
0001 xx9C	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL AUGMENTATION DOT
0001 xx9D	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT BEAM QQQ
0001 xx9E	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT BEAM EIGHT QQQ
0001 xx9F	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT BEAM SIXTEEN QQQ
0001 xxA0	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT BEAM THIRTY-TWO QQQ
0001 xxA1	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT BEAM SIXTY-FOUR QQQ
0001 xxA2	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BEAM EIGHT QQQ
0001 xxA3	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEEN BEAM QQQ
0001 xxA4	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEEN BEAM EIGHT QQQ
0001 xxA5	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEEN BEAM SIXTEEN QQQ
0001 xxA6	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEEN BEAM THIRTY-TWO QQQ
0001 xxA7	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEEN BEAM SIXTY-FOUR QQQ
0001 xxA8	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BEAM SIXTEEN QQQ
0001 xxA9	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-TWO BEAM QQQ
0001 xxAA	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-TWO BEAM EIGHT QQQ
0001 xxAB	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-TWO BEAM SIXTEEN QQQ
0001 xxAC	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-TWO BEAM THIRTY-TWO QQQ
0001 xxAD	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-TWO BEAM SIXTY-FOUR QQQ
0001 xxAE	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BEAM THIRTY-TWO QQQ
0001 xxAF	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOUR BEAM QQQ
0001 xxB0	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOUR BEAM EIGHT QQQ
0001 xxB1	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOUR BEAM SIXTEEN QQQ
0001 xxB2	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOUR BEAM THIRTY-TWO QQQ
0001 xxB3	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOUR BEAM SIXTY-FOUR QQQ
0001 xxB4	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BEAM SIXTY-FOUR QQQ
0001 xxB5	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT VA QQQ
0001 xxB6	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHT VB QQQ
0001 xxB7	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FIFTEEN MA QQQ
0001 xxB8	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FIFTEEN MB QQQ
0001 xxB9	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL GRACE NOTE SLASH
0001 xxBA	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL GRACE NOTE NO SLASH QQQ why not just grace note?
0001 xxBB	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TR
0001 xxBC	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TURN
0001 xxBD	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL INVERTED TURN
0001 xxBE	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TURN SLASH
0001 xxBF	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL TURN UP
0001 xxC0	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE ONE QQQ
0001 xxC1	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE TWO QQQ
0001 xxC2	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE THREE QQQ
0001 xxC3	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE FOUR QQQ
0001 xxC4	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE FIVE QQQ
0001 xxC5	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE SIX QQQ
0001 xxC6	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE SEVEN QQQ
0001 xxC7	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE EIGHT QQQ
0001 xxC8	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ORNAMENT STROKE NINE QQQ
0001 xxC9	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MULTI REST
0001 xxCA	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL WHOLE REST
0001 xxCB	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HALF REST
0001 xxCC	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL QUARTER REST
0001 xxCD	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHTH REST QQQ
0001 xxCE	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEENTH REST QQQ
0001 xxCF	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-SECOND REST QQQ
0001 xxD0	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOURTH REST QQQ
0001 xxD1	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHTH REST QQQ
0001 xxD2	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FOUR-LINE STAFF
0001 xxD3	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FIVE-LINE STAFF
0001 xxD4	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIX-LINE STAFF
0001 xxD5	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL STEM PLUS FLAG ONE QQQ
0001 xxD6	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL STEM PLUS FLAG TWO QQQ
0001 xxD7	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL STEM PLUS FLAG THREE QQQ
0001 xxD8	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIX-STRING FRETBOARD
0001 xxD9	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL FOUR-STRING FRETBOARD
0001 xxDA	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL COMMON TIME
0001 xxDB	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REVERSE COMMON TIME
0001 xxDC	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CUT TIME
0001 xxDD	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL REVERSE CUT TIME
0001 xxDE	(This position shall not be used)
0001 xxDF	(This position shall not be used)

Issues:

1. In WG2 we use Oxford terminology and spelling (e.g. FULL STOP not PERIOD). Should we therefore use:

0001 xx93	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL BREVE
0001 xx94	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEMIBREVE
0001 xx95	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL MINIM
0001 xx96	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL CROTCHET
0001 xx97	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL QUAVER
0001 xx98	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SEMIQUAVER
0001 xx99	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DEMISEMIQUAVER
0001 xx9A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER
0001 xx9B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ? (I wouldn't dare to guess)

instead of

0001 xx93	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL DOUBLE WHOLE NOTE QQQ nota bene!!
0001 xx94	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL WHOLE NOTE
0001 xx95	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL HALF NOTE
0001 xx96	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL QUARTER NOTE
0001 xx97	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL EIGHTH NOTE QQQ
0001 xx98	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEENTH NOTE QQQ
0001 xx99	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL THIRTY-SECOND NOTE QQQ
0001 xx9A	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTY-FOURTH NOTE QQQ
0001 xx9B	WESTERN MUSICAL SYMBOL ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHTH NOTE

Of course other EIGHTs and SIXTEENs and THIRTY-TWOs appear in the list (with the BEAMs etc.) -- I don't know what the British terminology for those is, though I am sure Bruce can inform us.

2. What is the likelihood of expansion of the repertoire? Should columns xxE0 to xxFF be reserved?

3. I propose that this set follow the BYZANTINE MUSICAL SYMBOLS at 0001 B100 - 0001 B1FF.

Most of these criticisms here are pretty superficial.


Michael Everson, Evertype, Dublin, 2001-09-21