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Unicode characters

 »Should I use them?
Paul Hill I have finished writing a guitar book that I want to sell on iTunes and then on other sites. As it is a music book, I need to use music flat and sharp symbols.

I wrote the book in InDesign and am now in the process of finishing (and learning) the more technical side of things. I used a "b" letter in it's own character style so that I can either replace it with a flat symbol font or other method. I tried using a unicode character for the flat symbol and it works on the iPad and iPhone but not on Adobe Digital Additions.

Should I use unicode characters in the book if it isn't recognised on some readers or does anybody have a better suggestion?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Posted on: 2:36 pm on August 25, 2013
EBookCompiler It would depend on the format the ebook, and it could depend on which fonts the user has installed.  The safest thing would be to use images of the music.

You could always use a screen capture program to capture the images off your own screen.


Posted on: 11:00 pm on August 25, 2013
Paul Hill Any musical examples are images. It is in the text that I have the problem. I would have thought images within the text flow would have sizing issues when viewed on different sized screens, unless I could somehow use CSS to size and position the symbols.

Posted on: 9:17 am on August 26, 2013

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