Diminished Chord symbol

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Diminished Chord symbol

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Hello. How di I get a Diminished Chord symbol being displayed in the chords popover?
When I enter a letter and one of these:
Diminished: dim, di, or o
as suggested in the manual , nothing like that is displayed.

Why? And how to do better?

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The input is totally fine. It's Dorico's output that's not doing what you expect.

Go to Engraving Options > Chord Symbols > Chord Quality > Diminished, and set these options however you like:
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Thank you!!

I still find it a bit irritating, that the symbols might "overlap" in the appearance of different meanings, like

Abdim


for two small thirds and three small thirds. Find it a bit confusing.

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It is confusing: chord symbols are not standardized in "the industry." Dorico simply tries to respond to this lack of standardization in the best way possible.
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Yes! But is there a way to define not only what his displayed but also what I have to right in the popover to male social chord symbols being diplayed?

I need:

Abm 7/b5
Abm
Ab0
Abdim ...

and for all I´d like to have a special entry in the popover?

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Also ich kann alle von dir Aufgezählten eintippen:

Abm7b5 (ohne Schrägstrich!) -> ergibt As Halbvermindert
Abm -> As moll
Ab0 -> As vermindert
Abdim -> As vermindert

Die letzten beiden sind identisch, es kommt also das selbe Symbol heraus. Gibt es einen Grund, warum du Ab° und Abdim im selben Projekt haben willst?

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I can enter all the chords you listed. The last two of them are identical, therefore giving the same symbol. Is there a reason why you would like to habe Ab° and Abdim in the same project?
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Post by islandmusicpro »

Once upon a time I learned that

Ab° is two stacked minor thirds and Ab°7 is three.
And in the screenshot above you can see that it's possible to distinguish between the two.
Just type Abdim and Abdim7 into the popover....

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Thank you for your help.

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