Metronome marks (U+ECA0–U+ECBF)

Glyph Description Glyph Description
U+ECA0
metNoteDoubleWhole
Double whole note (breve)
U+ECA1
metNoteDoubleWholeSquare
Double whole note (square)
U+ECA2
metNoteWhole
Whole note (semibreve)
U+ECA3
metNoteHalfUp
Half note (minim) stem up
U+ECA4
metNoteHalfDown
Half note (minim) stem down
U+ECA5
metNoteQuarterUp
Quarter note (crotchet) stem up
U+ECA6
metNoteQuarterDown
Quarter note (crotchet) stem down
U+ECA7
metNote8thUp
Eighth note (quaver) stem up
U+ECA8
metNote8thDown
Eighth note (quaver) stem down
U+ECA9
metNote16thUp
16th note (semiquaver) stem up
U+ECAA
metNote16thDown
16th note (semiquaver) stem down
U+ECAB
metNote32ndUp
32nd note (demisemiquaver) stem up
U+ECAC
metNote32ndDown
32nd note (demisemiquaver) stem down
U+ECAD
metNote64thUp
64th note (hemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+ECAE
metNote64thDown
64th note (hemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+ECAF
metNote128thUp
128th note (semihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+ECB0
metNote128thDown
128th note (semihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+ECB1
metNote256thUp
256th note (demisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+ECB2
metNote256thDown
256th note (demisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+ECB3
metNote512thUp
512th note (hemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+ECB4
metNote512thDown
512th note (hemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+ECB5
metNote1024thUp
1024th note (semihemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem up
U+ECB6
metNote1024thDown
1024th note (semihemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver) stem down
U+ECB7
metAugmentationDot
Augmentation dot

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. These precomposed notes may be used for displaying metronome marks and simple metric modulations. More complex metric modulations and l’istesso tempo directions may be drawn using these characters in conjunction with the Beamed groups of notes range.

It is recommended that the default stem length for characters in this range is reduced by 0.75 spaces from the normal minimum of 3.5 spaces. This helps to balance the notehead and its stem and flag with the surrounding text.

By contrast, the characters in the Individual notes range are intended for positioning on a staff, and hence have the default minimum stem length of 3.5 spaces.