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Hi William. I don't blame you for being confused about the usage of ^ and / in that thread. Rest assured that no-one is suggesting changing which Sagittal accidental is used for 22edo (in the Bravura MSS font), namely , but it seems there was an overnight change in which character was being used to represent that Sagittal accidental in plain text. From ^ to /.William Lynch wrote:Juhani I thought u said we don't need both symbols. I wanted to use ^ v ^# vb b and #, mixed sagittal. I have no concern anymore for universality. I'm mostly concerned with 22 edo so we dont need ^ AND /. Sigh, these discussions are getting to be mundane because everyone is now so concerned with a system that works for every tuning that we dont seem to be getting anywhere with 22 edo. sorry if I'm complaining too much
And there is good reason to do so. Whenever anyone needs to represent a single new accidental-pair in plain text (or ASCII), they usually choose ^ and v, for obvious reasons. But when we start needing more accidentals, for other tunings, we have to be a bit more choosy, because the selection of suitable plain-text characters is fairly limited. With Sagittal, in this case, we chose plain-text characters that look like the font character with its vertical shaft removed. So becomes /. And becomes ^. I know you're not using , but people who are using it, in say JI or in EDOs 17, 24, 31 and many others, may assume you are using rather than , if you use ^ in plain text.
Of course you could avoid the problem completely by using this forum, where you can just use the real Sagittal symbol by clicking on it in a palette, like an emoticon, as I have done above, or by typing it as ":/|:" (without the quotes). I note that you can also see how the Sagittal symbols above are pronounced, by holding the point of your cursor over them.