Clefs (U+E050–U+E07F)

Glyph Description Glyph Description
U+E050 (and U+1D11E)
gClef
G clef
U+E051
gClef15mb
G clef quindicesima bassa
U+E052 (and U+1D120)
gClef8vb
G clef ottava bassa
U+E053 (and U+1D11F)
gClef8va
G clef ottava alta
U+E054
gClef15ma
G clef quindicesima alta
U+E055
gClef8vbOld
G clef ottava bassa (old style)
U+E056
gClef8vbCClef
G clef ottava bassa with C clef
U+E057
gClef8vbParens
G clef, optionally ottava bassa
U+E058
gClefLigatedNumberBelow
Combining G clef, number below
U+E059
gClefLigatedNumberAbove
Combining G clef, number above
U+E05A
gClefArrowUp
G clef, arrow up
U+E05B
gClefArrowDown
G clef, arrow down
U+E05C (and U+1D121)
cClef
C clef
U+E05D
cClef8vb
C clef ottava bassa
U+E05E
cClefArrowUp
C clef, arrow up
U+E05F
cClefArrowDown
C clef, arrow down
U+E060
cClefSquare
C clef (19th century)
U+E061
cClefCombining
Combining C clef
U+E062 (and U+1D122)
fClef
F clef
U+E063
fClef15mb
F clef quindicesima bassa
U+E064 (and U+1D124)
fClef8vb
F clef ottava bassa
U+E065 (and U+1D123)
fClef8va
F clef ottava alta
U+E066
fClef15ma
F clef quindicesima alta
U+E067
fClefArrowUp
F clef, arrow up
U+E068
fClefArrowDown
F clef, arrow down
U+E069 (and U+1D125)
unpitchedPercussionClef1
Unpitched percussion clef 1
U+E06A (and U+1D126)
unpitchedPercussionClef2
Unpitched percussion clef 2
U+E06B
semipitchedPercussionClef1
Semi-pitched percussion clef 1
U+E06C
semipitchedPercussionClef2
Semi-pitched percussion clef 2
U+E06D
6stringTabClef
6-string tab clef
U+E06E
4stringTabClef
4-string tab clef
U+E06F
schaefferClef
Schäffer clef
U+E070
schaefferPreviousClef
Schäffer previous clef
U+E071
schaefferGClefToFClef
Schäffer G clef to F clef change
U+E072
schaefferFClefToGClef
Schäffer F clef to G clef change
U+E073
gClefReversed
Reversed G clef
U+E074
gClefTurned
Turned G clef
U+E075
cClefReversed
Reversed C clef
U+E076
fClefReversed
Reversed F clef
U+E077
fClefTurned
Turned F clef
U+E078
bridgeClef
Bridge clef
U+E079
accdnDiatonicClef
Diatonic accordion clef
U+E07A
gClefChange
G clef change
U+E07B
cClefChange
C clef change
U+E07C
fClefChange
F clef change
U+E07D
clef8
8 for clefs
U+E07E
clef15
15 for clefs
U+E07F
clefChangeCombining
Combining clef change
Glyph Description Glyph Description
uniE050.ss01
gClefSmall
G clef (small staff)
uniE05C.salt01
cClefFrench
C clef (French, 18th century)
uniE05C.ss01
cClefSmall
C clef (small staff)
uniE05C.salt03
cClefFrench20C
C clef (French, 20th century)
uniE062.salt01
fClefFrench
F clef (French, 18th century)
uniE062.salt02
fClef19thCentury
F clef (19th century)
uniE062.ss01
fClefSmall
F clef (small staff)
uniE069.salt01
unpitchedPercussionClef1Alt
Unpitched percussion clef 1 (thick-thin)
uniE06D.salt01
6stringTabClefTall
6-string tab clef (tall)
uniE06D.salt02
6stringTabClefSerif
6-string tab clef (serif)
uniE06E.salt01
4stringTabClefTall
4-string tab clef (tall)
uniE06E.salt02
4stringTabClefSerif
4-string tab clef (serif)
uniE07B.salt01
cClefFrench20CChange
C clef change (French, 20th century)
   
Glyph Description Glyph Description
uniE062_uniE885
fClef5Below
F clef, 5 below
uniE058_uniE880
gClef0Below
G clef, 0 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE880
gClef10Below
G clef, 10 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE881
gClef11Below
G clef, 11 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE882
gClef12Below
G clef, 12 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE883
gClef13Below
G clef, 13 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE884
gClef14Below
G clef, 14 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE885
gClef15Below
G clef, 15 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE886
gClef16Below
G clef, 16 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE887
gClef17Below
G clef, 17 below
uniE059_uniE882
gClef2Above
G clef, 2 above
uniE058_uniE882
gClef2Below
G clef, 2 below
uniE059_uniE883
gClef3Above
G clef, 3 above
uniE058_uniE883
gClef3Below
G clef, 3 below
uniE059_uniE884
gClef4Above
G clef, 4 above
uniE058_uniE884
gClef4Below
G clef, 4 below
uniE059_uniE885
gClef5Above
G clef, 5 above
uniE058_uniE885
gClef5Below
G clef, 5 below
uniE059_uniE886
gClef6Above
G clef, 6 above
uniE058_uniE886
gClef6Below
G clef, 6 below
uniE059_uniE887
gClef7Above
G clef, 7 above
uniE058_uniE887
gClef7Below
G clef, 7 below
uniE059_uniE888
gClef8Above
G clef, 8 above
uniE058_uniE888
gClef8Below
G clef, 8 below
uniE059_uniE889
gClef9Above
G clef, 9 above
uniE058_uniE889
gClef9Below
G clef, 9 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE880_uniE260
gClefFlat10Below
G clef, flat 10 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE881_uniE260
gClefFlat11Below
G clef, flat 11 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE883_uniE260
gClefFlat13Below
G clef, flat 13 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE884_uniE260
gClefFlat14Below
G clef, flat 14 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE885_uniE260
gClefFlat15Below
G clef, flat 15 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE886_uniE260
gClefFlat16Below
G clef, flat 16 below
uniE058_uniE260_uniE881
gClefFlat1Below
G clef, flat 1 below
uniE059_uniE882_uniE260
gClefFlat2Above
G clef, flat 2 above
uniE058_uniE260_uniE882
gClefFlat2Below
G clef, flat 2 below
uniE059_uniE883_uniE260
gClefFlat3Above
G clef, flat 3 above
uniE058_uniE260_uniE883
gClefFlat3Below
G clef, flat 3 below
uniE058_uniE260_uniE884
gClefFlat4Below
G clef, flat 4 below
uniE059_uniE885_uniE260
gClefFlat5Above
G clef, flat 5 above
uniE059_uniE886_uniE260
gClefFlat6Above
G clef, flat 6 above
uniE058_uniE260_uniE886
gClefFlat6Below
G clef, flat 6 below
uniE059_uniE887_uniE260
gClefFlat7Above
G clef, flat 7 above
uniE058_uniE260_uniE887
gClefFlat7Below
G clef, flat 7 below
uniE059_uniE888_uniE260
gClefFlat8Above
G clef, flat 8 above
uniE059_uniE889_uniE260
gClefFlat9Above
G clef, flat 9 above
uniE058_uniE260_uniE889
gClefFlat9Below
G clef, flat 9 below
uniE058_uniE261_uniE882
gClefNat2Below
G clef, natural 2 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE880_uniE261
gClefNatural10Below
G clef, natural 10 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE883_uniE261
gClefNatural13Below
G clef, natural 13 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE887_uniE261
gClefNatural17Below
G clef, natural 17 below
uniE059_uniE882_uniE261
gClefNatural2Above
G clef, natural 2 above
uniE059_uniE883_uniE261
gClefNatural3Above
G clef, natural 3 above
uniE058_uniE261_uniE883
gClefNatural3Below
G clef, natural 3 below
uniE059_uniE886_uniE261
gClefNatural6Above
G clef, natural 6 above
uniE058_uniE261_uniE886
gClefNatural6Below
G clef, natural 6 below
uniE059_uniE887_uniE261
gClefNatural7Above
G clef, natural 7 above
uniE059_uniE889_uniE261
gClefNatural9Above
G clef, natural 9 above
uniE058_uniE261_uniE889
gClefNatural9Below
G clef, natural 9 below
uniE058_uniE881_uniE882_uniE262
gClefSharp12Below
G clef, sharp 12 below
uniE059_uniE881_uniE262
gClefSharp1Above
G clef, sharp 1 above
uniE059_uniE884_uniE262
gClefSharp4Above
G clef, sharp 4 above
uniE058_uniE262_uniE885
gClefSharp5Below
G clef, sharp 5 below

Implementation notes

Scoring applications may choose to create e.g. ottava alta and ottava bassa versions of the G clef and F clef by combining gClef and fClef with clef8 and clef15 rather than using the precomposed glyphs.

The basic G clef, F clef and C clef symbols can be positioned at different vertical positions relative to the staff as required (e.g. the C clef can be positioned to create an alto or tenor clef).

Clef changes are normally drawn at two-thirds the size of clefs at the beginning of the system1, but different publishers and engravers may prefer to use a different size. Dedicated glyphs for drawing a clef change are provided for the three most commonly-used clefs (gClefChange, cClefChange, and fClefChange), together with a combining control character (clefChangeCombining) that font designers may use to produce smaller versions of less commonly-used clefs by way of glyph substitution (such as OpenType ligatures). Scoring applications may choose to use these dedicated clef change glyphs if they do not provide the end user with control over the size of clef changes. Otherwise, scoring applications should draw clef changes by using the regular clef glyphs at a smaller point size, either fixed at two-thirds the size of normal clefs, or at a size of the end user’s choosing.

1. Gould, ibid., page 7.