Individual notes (U+E1D0–U+E1EF)

Glyph Description Glyph Description
U+E1D0 (and U+1D15C)
noteDoubleWhole
Double whole note (breve)
U+E1D1
noteDoubleWholeSquare
Double whole note (square)
U+E1D2 (and U+1D15D)
noteWhole
Whole note (semibreve)
U+E1D3 (and U+1D15E)
noteHalfUp
Half note (minim) stem up
U+E1D4
noteHalfDown
Half note (minim) stem down
U+E1D5 (and U+1D15F)
noteQuarterUp
Quarter note (crotchet) stem up
U+E1D6
noteQuarterDown
Quarter note (crotchet) stem down
U+E1D7 (and U+1D160)
note8thUp
Eighth note (quaver) stem up
U+E1D8
note8thDown
Eighth note (quaver) stem down
U+E1D9 (and U+1D161)
note16thUp
16th note (semiquaver) stem up
U+E1DA
note16thDown
16th note (semiquaver) stem down
U+E1DB (and U+1D162)
note32ndUp
32nd note (demisemiquaver) stem up
U+E1DC
note32ndDown
32nd note (demisemiquaver) stem down
U+E1DD (and U+1D163)
note64thUp
64th note (hemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+E1DE
note64thDown
64th note (hemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+E1DF (and U+1D164)
note128thUp
128th note (semihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+E1E0
note128thDown
128th note (semihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+E1E1
note256thUp
256th note (demisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+E1E2
note256thDown
256th note (demisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+E1E3
note512thUp
512th note (hemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+E1E4
note512thDown
512th note (hemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+E1E5
note1024thUp
1024th note (semihemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+E1E6
note1024thDown
1024th note (semihemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+E1E7 (and U+1D16D)
augmentationDot
Augmentation dot
Glyph Description Glyph Description
uniE1D0.salt01
noteDoubleWholeAlt
Double whole note (breve), single vertical strokes
   

Implementation notes

Precomposed notes in this range may be used for placing notes on a staff. In fonts intended for text-based applications, these characters may be set up as ligatures with the control characters in the Combining staff positions range to allow them to be moved up and down to different positions on a staff (e.g. using characters from the Staves range).

However, scoring applications should draw all notes by combining notehead glyphs — e.g. noteheadBlack for quarter notes (crotchets) and shorter notes, noteheadHalf for half notes (minims) — with stems drawn using primitives.

It is recommended that the characters in this range should have full-length stems, i.e. a minimum length of 3.5 spaces.

Characters suitable for mixing with characters from a regular text font, e.g. as part of a metronome mark, tempo equations, l’istesso tempo marking, etc., are found in the Metronome marks range (where it is recommended that stems should be shortened to provide a more pleasing balance between the note and the surrounding text characters).