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Re: accented character display error in chord mode

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: accented character display error in chord mode
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 23:40:54 +0200
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Le 12/07/2022 à 19:26, Pascal LEGRIS via bug-lilypond a écrit :
% French é character for ré is not displayed in chord name and the following 
warning is displayed:
% (process:55672): Pango-WARNING **: 18:36:49.582:
% Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()
% Avertissement : aucun glyphe ne correspond au caractère U+FFFD
% dans la fonte « 
/opt/local/share/fonts/urw-core35-fonts/NimbusSans-Regular.otf »

\version "2.22.2" % installed with Macport but other configurations have same 
\language "français"

chord = \chordmode {
%       \frenchChords
     ré re %display R R instead of Ré Ré

\score {
         \new ChordNames {  \chord }


Thanks for reporting. Could you test if this is still a problem with the latest development version? You can download it from here:


There is no documentation explaining how to install it at the moment (the update is being done right now), but you can read about that in


(it's in French, but judging from your name and your message, I guess that'll be fine for you).

Thanks again,

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