Shortcuts for changing font *within* paragraph?

Hi, very new to Scrivener so sorry if this is a dumb question!

I’m a music theorist and need to be able to very quickly and efficiently insert the special characters (just basic accidentals - flats, sharps, naturals - for now, but others down the line). The problem is that appropriate characters for these don’t really exist in most fonts, and so I use a special font, “Opus Text Std,” that’s packaged with Sibelius music notation software. So far as I can tell, there’s no way to set up a keyboard shortcut for inserting a special character like this in a way that specifies the font to be used; nor does it look like “Project Replace” will help, for the same reason. So, I think the easiest workaround would be to set up easy keyboard commands to change fonts each time I have to type these characters.

However, the only way I can see to specify a font via keyboard shortcut is to use paragraphs styles. But when I change paragraph styles, it changes the whole paragraph, which I don’t want. I want to be typing in my normal font (Palatino) and then switch over to Opus Text Std for one character and then switch back to Palatino.

Am I just doomed to mousing over to the menu every time to change fonts, or can anyone think of a better way? Thanks!

When you set up a Style there is a dropdown, where it says “Save all formatting”, that allows you to select “Save character attributes” rather than a paragraph style. That is what you want.