support use of "h" to produce "half-diminished" sign in chord symbol

• Dec 2, 2013 - 20:16
S5 - Suggestion

Currently, the development version of MuseScore allows you to type "0" to denote the half-diminished symbol. It has been suggested by two different users that we add "h" as a possibly more easily discovered alternative. This seems reasonable and trivially easy, so I intend to do it.


Hairpins definitely would not be a conflcit - this would only be during chord symbol entry, where none of the usual shortcuts are meaningful anyhow.

As for German chord symbol entry, this shouldn't be a problem either. Hh would be a valid way of typing a chord symbol while in German mode just as Bh would be, as is Bb in "American" mode, or B7b9 in either mode. The fact that the letter "b" has multiple meanings hasn't caused a problem thus far, and nor should this be a problem for "h". But I will indeed need to check to be sure, so thanks for raising this concern.

On hold, as I see "h" is used for "natural" in figured bass, and I'd rather not diverge needlessly. Plus "h" for "half-diminished" is a bit language-centric. Ultimately, I hope to make the list of abbreviations customizable.