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Ruby Annotation for Musical Symbols?

Is Ruby annotation http://www.w3.org/TR/ruby/
suitable for text with musical score written with symbols
from http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1D100.pdf ?

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Mar 2 '06 #1
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Andreas Prilop wrote:
Is Ruby annotation http://www.w3.org/TR/ruby/
suitable for text with musical score written with symbols
from http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1D100.pdf ?


Probably, though I would have thought that lining up the notes on the
stave would be tricky in XHTML.

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Mar 4 '06 #2
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Andreas Prilop wrote:
Is Ruby annotation http://www.w3.org/TR/ruby/
suitable for text with musical score written with symbols
from http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1D100.pdf ?


As you'll know, the W3C present ruby annotation in a context which is
very closely targetted to the annotation of CJK text. I think it's
fair to say that the extension to glosses for other kinds of text is
of obvious utility, and is not straying too far from the original
intentions. But (apropos of a related issue that we've recently
discussed) I can't find anything clearly codified about handling RTL
writing systems, so it's hard to say authoritatively what should
happen, beyond what reasoning and logic would suggest.

But now you're asking to apply ruby to musical scores. First, let's
see your musical score, marked-up in HTML? I think you need some
other markup language than HTML to deal effectively with musical
scores, to be honest.

A web search suggests, amongst other things,
http://www.recordare.com/stanford.html , and thence
http://www.recordare.com/xml.html

Mar 4 '06 #3

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