Changing the language for instrument names

You can change the language used for instrument names, for example, if you want to recreate a French score. This affects staff labels and instrument change labels.

Procedure

  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. In the category list, click Language.
  3. Select the language you want to use from the Instrument names language menu.
  4. Activate/Deactivate Reset instrument names.
  5. Choose one of the following options for Case for note names:
    • Upper case

    • Lower case

  6. Optional: If you selected German, choose one of the following options for Note names in German instrument names:
    • English (B flat/B)

    • German (B/H)

  7. Optional: If you selected German, choose one of the following options for Accidentals in German instrument names:
    • Use music symbol

    • Use names

  8. Optional: If you selected French, choose one of the following options for Note name for C in French:
    • Do

    • Ut

  9. Click Apply, then Close.

Result

The language for all instrument names and prefixes for instrument change labels is changed project-wide. Future instruments you add to the project use your new language setting.

  • If you activated Reset instrument names, the names of existing instruments in the project are reset to follow your new language setting.

  • If you deactivated Reset instrument names, the names of existing instruments in the project are not reset and continue to use their existing language.

Tip

You can change the default language used for instrument names in all future projects on the General page in Preferences.