Beamed groups of notes (U+E1F0–U+E20F)

Glyph Description Glyph Description
U+E1F0
textBlackNoteShortStem
Black note, short stem
U+E1F1
textBlackNoteLongStem
Black note, long stem
U+E1F2
textBlackNoteFrac8thShortStem
Black note, fractional 8th beam, short stem
U+E1F3
textBlackNoteFrac8thLongStem
Black note, fractional 8th beam, long stem
U+E1F4
textBlackNoteFrac16thShortStem
Black note, fractional 16th beam, short stem
U+E1F5
textBlackNoteFrac16thLongStem
Black note, fractional 16th beam, long stem
U+E1F6
textBlackNoteFrac32ndLongStem
Black note, fractional 32nd beam, long stem
U+E1F7
textCont8thBeamShortStem
Continuing 8th beam for short stem
U+E1F8
textCont8thBeamLongStem
Continuing 8th beam for long stem
U+E1F9
textCont16thBeamShortStem
Continuing 16th beam for short stem
U+E1FA
textCont16thBeamLongStem
Continuing 16th beam for long stem
U+E1FB
textCont32ndBeamLongStem
Continuing 32nd beam for long stem
U+E1FC
textAugmentationDot
Augmentation dot
U+E1FD
textTie
Tie
U+E1FE
textTupletBracketStartShortStem
Tuplet bracket start for short stem
U+E1FF
textTuplet3ShortStem
Tuplet number 3 for short stem
U+E200
textTupletBracketEndShortStem
Tuplet bracket end for short stem
U+E201
textTupletBracketStartLongStem
Tuplet bracket start for long stem
U+E202
textTuplet3LongStem
Tuplet number 3 for long stem
U+E203
textTupletBracketEndLongStem
Tuplet bracket end for long stem

Implementation notes

This range is most useful in fonts intended for text-based applications, with metrics that are compatible for mixing musical symbols with text.

In such a font, these glyphs may be used for displaying complex metric modulations and l’istesso tempo directions in conjunction with the precomposed note glyphs in the Individual notes range.

Kerning pairs for every combination of these glyphs should be included such that the fractional beams overlap slightly with the stems of notes and other beams; this helps provide a consistent appearance in a variety of rendering contexts and at different zoom levels. Special attention should be given to the kerning pairs including textAugmentationDot, which should be kerned rightwards away from notes and leftwards so that it lies underneath glyphs showing the middle of beams (e.g. textCont8thBeamShortStem); and to the pairs involving the tuplet brackets (e.g. textTupletBracketStartShortStem), which should be kerned leftwards such that they are correctly aligned when entered after a note character.

By way of example:

Example Uses glyphs
textBlackNoteShortStem, textCont8thBeamShortStem, textBlackNoteFrac8thShortStem, textCont16thBeamShortStem, textBlackNoteFrac16thShortStem
textBlackNoteShortStem, textCont8thBeamShortStem, textBlackNoteFrac8thShortStem, space, =, space, textBlackNoteShortStem, textTupletBracketStartLongStem, textTuplet3LongStem, note8thUp, textTupletBracketEndLongStem
textBlackNoteShortStem, textCont8thBeamShortStem, textAugmentationDot, textCont8thBeamShortStem, textBlackNoteFrac16thShortStem