Staff brackets and dividers (U+E000–U+E00F)

Glyph Description Glyph Description
U+E000 (and U+1D114)
brace
Brace
U+E001
reversedBrace
Reversed brace
U+E002 (and U+1D115)
bracket
Bracket
U+E003
bracketTop
Bracket top
U+E004
bracketBottom
Bracket bottom
U+E005
reversedBracketTop
Reversed bracket top
U+E006
reversedBracketBottom
Reversed bracket bottom
U+E007
systemDivider
System divider
U+E008
systemDividerLong
Long system divider
U+E009
systemDividerExtraLong
Extra long system divider
U+E00A
splitBarDivider
Split bar divider (bar spans a system break)
U+E00B
staffDivideArrowDown
Staff divide arrow down
U+E00C
staffDivideArrowUp
Staff divide arrow up
U+E00D
staffDivideArrowUpDown
Staff divide arrows
Glyph Description Glyph Description
uniE000.salt01
braceSmall
Brace (small)
uniE000.salt02
braceLarge
Brace (large)
uniE000.salt03
braceLarger
Brace (larger)
uniE000.salt04
braceFlat
Brace (flat)

Implementation notes

The brace glyph should have a height of 1em, i.e. the height of a single five-line stave, and should be scaled proportionally (i.e. in both dimensions, not only in the vertical dimension) in a scoring application to the appropriate height of the two or more staves it encompasses.

Font designers may choose to include a number of alternative brace glyphs designed to accommodate larger distances, to avoid the standard brace glyph becoming too wide and bold at larger sizes. (Bravura, for example, includes four stylistic alternates for brace, designed to encompass numbers of staves from one up to 10 or more.)

bracket is a complete bracket of a fixed height useful for displaying brackets in text-based documents or applications.

To display a bracket of variable height in a scoring application, use bracketTop and bracketBottom as the top and bottom terminals of a bracket drawn using a stroked line or filled rectangle of the appropriate width.