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I've been asking for a couple of years now but can we please, please, please have an Engraver Time Sig Cut-Common Symbol? Having a cut common symbol on the parts but having to write 2/2 in the score is simply confusing and unnecessary particularly given the cut-common symbol is an often-used symbol. I 'get' that I could also write 4/4 then have a 'tempo marking' saying 'in two' but surely that's what the cut-common symbol is for. You have it as a 'standard' symbol in every music font that comes with the program - except Engraver Time...go figure.


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Hi Graham:
The Engraver font does have the Cut ( slot 67) and Common (slot 99) already present.

If you don't see abbreviated symbols in your score, make sure your document option is set to use the characters.


Please let me know if I'm missing something,

Michael Johnson
VP, Professional Notation

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He is talking about ENGRAVER TIME, not ENGRAVER. There is STILL no option for Cut Time and Common Time in ENGRAVER TIME. For God’s sake PLEASE ADD IT.

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Welcome to the forum!


Actually, the font name Engraver Time is a bit misleading.


Engraver Time does not look like the Engraver font, but rather like a (very) tall, vertically stretched version of the Helvetica font.

A better font name would be

Engraver Time H Tall

- similar to

Engraver Text H (which looks like Helvetica)


It is definitely possible to,

- change the font name to Engraver Time H Tall,

- add to the font the symbols for Common Time and Cut Time.

But the two added symbols should look like the Helvetica (text) font, not like the Engraver (music) font.

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