Cyrillic Transliteration (Old Church Slavonic)

• Dec 5, 2020 - 06:47

Hi Everyone,

This is a re-post of a query about transliterating Cyrillic into MuseScore. The original was posted some time ago:

Has anyone found a character set that will work, especially for Old Church Slavonic? Attached is an image file of the transliteration from Rachmaninoff's Op. 37, No. 2 that I'm using. This is from the same Musica Russica editions the OP mentions. I can get some of the diacritics from MS Word and OpenOffice but I've not had much luck finding the rest online, although I'm currently working with the Lexilogos keyboard.

A last resort would be an image copy-and-paste operation from the scan but I was hoping for something a little more clean and, of course, easier to execute.

Thanks for any help with this!


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Hi Everyone,

Well, it looks like Cyrillic transliteration isn't a burning issue on MuseScore. FYI, for those who are interested, the cut-and-paste option directly into the score was the best workaround I could find. There are two main diacritics that are needed, in addition to a typical character set: a moveable tilde and a ligature. Examples of both can be found online and then copied into the score. This works well enough and renders nicely into PDF and video capture.

BTW, Musica Russica has a very nice downloadable pronunciation guide for choral singing.


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