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2,587 votesSimon commented
The problem is: they are in tune. A chord on a fixed-tuning instrument like guitar or piano can never be in tune to the ear, because the individual notes cannot be justly tuned (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_intonation).
SO in order to implement this, noteflight would have to have some sort of chord-recognition software, which would then tune the individual notes according to the chord it perceived. I'm not particularly knowledgable about writing software, but the two obvious problems with this are:
-it would be far from perfect. How a chord is intended can be pretty subjective when all you have to go on are the notes involved, especially on guitar where everything is in inversions. (there could, perhaps, be some sort of link with written chord symbols, but that would be even more complex)
-it would be very likely much more CPU-heavy in playback, unless it preloaded its 'interpretations' of each chord.
tl;dr fixed tuning instruments will always sound out of tune to the human ear; noteflight is a pretty accurate representation of this.
156 votesSimon commented
This, along with other symbols like repeat-measure etc., could be solved by installing the extended instead of regular jazz font set, as indicated here: http://www.jazzfont.com/
Also, on mac (not sure of the alt-code for Windows) you can use º (opt.-0) for diminished, and ø (opt.-o) or Ø (opt.-shift-o) for half-diminished.