<custos>

<custos> Symbol placed at the end of a line of music to indicate the first note of the next line. Sometimes called a "direct".
Module MEI.shared
Attributes
@altsym (optional) Provides a way of pointing to a user-defined symbol. It must contain an ID of a <symbolDef> element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI . att.altsym
@color (optional) Used to indicate visual appearance. Do not confuse this with the musical term 'color' as used in pre-CMN notation. Value conforms to data.COLOR . att.color
@copyof (optional) Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI . att.common.anl
@corresp (optional) Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@facs (optional) Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.facsimile
@fontfam (optional) Contains the name of a font-family. Value conforms to data.FONTFAMILY . att.typography
@fontname (optional) Holds the name of a font. Value conforms to data.FONTNAME . att.typography
@fontsize (optional) Indicates the size of a font expressed in printers' points, i.e., 1/72nd of an inch, relative terms, e.g., "small", "larger", etc., or percentage values relative to "normal" size, e.g., "125%". Value conforms to data.FONTSIZE . att.typography
@fontstyle (optional) Records the style of a font, i.e, italic, oblique, or normal. Value conforms to data.FONTSTYLE . att.typography
@fontweight (optional) Used to indicate bold type. Value conforms to data.FONTWEIGHT . att.typography
@glyphname (optional) Glyph name. Value of datatype string. att.extsym
@glyphnum (optional) Numeric glyph reference in hexadecimal notation, e.g. "#xE000" or "U+E000". N.B. SMuFL version 1.18 uses the range U+E000 - U+ECBF. Value of datatype a string matching the following regular expression: "(#x|U\+)[A-F0-9]+" . att.extsym
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@loc (optional) Holds the staff location of the feature. Value conforms to data.STAFFLOC . att.staffloc
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@next (optional) Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@oct (optional) Captures written octave information. Value conforms to data.OCTAVE . att.octave
@pname (optional) Contains a written pitch name. Value conforms to data.PITCHNAME . att.pitch
@prev (optional) Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@sameas (optional) Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@source (optional) Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a <source> element located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.source
@synch (optional) Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@target (optional) Encodes the target note when its pitch differs from the pitch at which the custos appears. Value conforms to data.URI . att.custos.log
@when (optional) Indicates the point of occurrence of this feature along a time line. Its value must be the ID of a when element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI . att.alignment
@xml:base (optional) Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI . att.commonPart
@xml:id (optional) Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
Member of
Contained by
May contain
Empty
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.facsimile" />
<memberOf key= " att.source" />
<memberOf key= " att.custos.log" />
<memberOf key= " att.custos.vis" />
<memberOf key= " att.custos.ges" />
<memberOf key= " att.custos.anl" />
<memberOf key= " model.eventLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:empty/>
</content>
Remarks

The most common visual form is a sign resembling a mordent. Other graphical forms may be indicated by the altsym attribute. Together the pname and oct attributes identify the location where the custos appears.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements