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Old 04-12-2022, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default MIDI Editor Notation View: Sharps (accidentals) display incorrectly in chords

There is another post about accidental display in this subforum but this particular bug is crippling, so I thought it deserved its own post.

There are very specific rules (not very complex logic) to displaying accidentals in Western music notation for verticalities (chords) whether and in what order they must shift to the left of the noteheads. Reaper ought to implement all of them, but first and foremost, sharps MUST NEVER be displayed atop each other if less than a sixth apart, because users get this situation:



As you can see, it's impossible to read whether the middle note has a sharp on it or not. In this case, the lower sharp should be shifted to the left. If a sharp came in on the middle note, it would be shifted furthest left.
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Old 04-12-2022, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 04-12-2022, 12:31 PM   #3
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We can improve this, but the change won't make it into the 6.54 release. It will be in the first 6.54+dev build.
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there are also these problems of positioning

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=261120
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=261122
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We can improve this, but the change won't make it into the 6.54 release. It will be in the first 6.54+dev build.
🥲 Thank you so much schwa

While you're retooling the chord accidental logic imo you might as well implement all the shifting rules imo 🙏🏻

Correction: sevenths' accidentals are displayed vertically but anything less are not.
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Yes notehead placement is directly related to accidentals display so that's quite relevant here.
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