Author Topic: Track Information Symbols  (Read 2040 times)

karbock

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Track Information Symbols

Summary

The panels called 'Track Information' and 'Track Information (2)' allow you to define a prompt before each field. Instead of displaying  a text caption, using a symbol for each prompt (with a suitable font) is a convenient way to get a quick overview of the track information.

You can find below a selection of symbol characters for various uses (either in the Track Information panels, or in your custom Theatre Mode scripts).

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Symbols in text

In order to display the following table correctly, Segoe MDL2 Assets and Segoe Fluent Icons must be installed on your computer.
See 'Resources' below for direct download links.


To use a symbol in the Track Information panel:
  • Track Information header menu -> Customise Panel...
  • Copy/Paste the desired symbols onto their respective 'prompt' zones
  • Precede each symbol with: {font: Segoe MDL2 Assets; Regular; 12} or {font: Segoe Fluent Icons; Regular; 12}
    (Just replace 12 by a suitable character size. You don't need to append {font: default} after the symbol.)

Musical pieceMusical piece
FieldSegoe MDL2 AssetsSegoe Fluent IconsFieldSegoe MDL2 AssetsSegoe Fluent Icons
Album  Catalog  
Album Artist  Collection  
Artist / Performer  Comments      
Composer        Conductor
DurationGeographical origin (*)    
Genre  Language    
Grouping        Live recording (*)      
Lyrics        Love  
Lyrics      Lyricist
Play count    Mood    
Title / Work / Movement    Occasion  
Year / Date / History          Rating        
Theatre ModeFile information
PurposeSegoe MDL2 AssetsSegoe Fluent IconsFieldSegoe MDL2 AssetsSegoe Fluent Icons
Flow controls          BPS    
Repeat      Cue sheet (*)        
Repeat      Has PDF?
ShufflePath / Filename    
Mute / Sound volume        Pre-amp  
Track list      Source / Media type      
Settings  
Waveform  (*) Non-standard field

Resources

The two fonts kept for the presentation share the same character range and order, only the style changes.

Symbol fontAvailable fromDirect download linkDownload pageReference page
(with complete symbol list)
Segoe MDL2 AssetsWindows 10https://aka.ms/segoemdl2https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design/downloads/#fontshttps://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design/style/segoe-ui-symbol-font
Segoe Fluent IconsWindows 11https://aka.ms/SegoeFluentIconshttps://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design/downloads/#fontshttps://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design/style/segoe-fluent-icons-font

If you have a Windows version prior to Windows 10, other symbol fonts are available, but:
  • they feature fewer usable symbols than the 2 fonts presented here;
  • the symbol styles and sizes are not always consistent.

Thus, you will save time by installing Segoe MLD2 Assets or Segoe Fluent Icons, since both are freely downloadable from learn.microsoft.com.

Should you still want to have a look at those 'deprecated' fonts (but still shipped with newer Windows versions for compatibility reasons), this is the list:
  • Segoe UI Symbols (Windows 7 and above)
  • WebDings, WingDings, WingDings 2, WingDings 3 (character sets in the code range 0..255)
Last Edit: May 22, 2023, 05:30:00 PM by karbock
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