The Neume Notation Project

Louis W. G. Barton




µ Proposed Unicode Assignments for Neumes


Contents (alphabetical):




Remarks:

All listed code points are in the Private Use Area of the Unicode™ Standard.

Examples of neume forms are displayed in square-neume notation and in cursive form.

A particular neume family might, or might not, exhibit a given neume form.

The list of variants for a given neume form is intended to be exhaustive across all neume families. A particular neume family might, or might not, exhibit all the variants of a neume form.



Neume form:	punctum

Example: Number of variants = 4
Unicode Variant E001 punctum E002 liquescent punctum E003 substitute-style punctum E004 liquescent substitute-style punctum Top of document

Neume form:	virga

Example: Number of variants = 4
Unicode Variant E004 virga E005 liquescent virga E006 substitute-style virga E007 liquescent substitute-style virga Top of document

Neume form:	pes (or podatus)

Examples:
Number of variants = 50 UNICODE Range E008 - E038 See detailed breakdown
Top of document

Neume form:	clivis (or flexa)

Examples:
Number of variants = 50
Unicode Range E039 - E06A See detailed breakdown Top of document



References:
Eugène Cardine, Gregorian Semiology, Robert M. Fowells, tr., (Solesmes, [1970] 1982).
Gregoroire Marie Sunol, Introduction a la Paleographie Musicale Gregorienne, (Paris: Desclee, 1935).
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Revision: 12 December 1999
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