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by liuscorne
20 Nov 2019, 17:22
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 29
Views: 10402

Re: Community creates a textual font

Luc de Groot (one the best type designers around) has a whole theory of how interpolation works: https://www.lucasfonts.com/learn/interpolation-theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I75Efo7whrs The following page has a nice visual aid to demonstrate how the outlines of a particular font change depe...
by liuscorne
29 Oct 2019, 21:19
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3629

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

The problem is that the Peters font isn't really a 'font' that can be identified. In the second half of the 19th century (the time music engraving was molded into the shape that we recognize today as 'modern'), every type foundry had their own (but almost identical) version of a 'normal' typeface fo...
by liuscorne
08 Aug 2019, 21:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven

John, I didn't mean to suggest that "period convention" trumps the individual genius of Beethoven. However, his unique way of composing (and notating) music can still be interpreted only within the context of his time. And with regard to the "missing" staccato dot on the first note, the question rem...
by liuscorne
06 Aug 2019, 23:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven

I just came across Malcolm Bilson's lecture on "Knowing the Score" on Youtube. At 4'50 he mentions the Beethoven Sonata. He is not bothered by the missing dot at the beginning, because, well, an upbeat is always short and light, so why add an extra dot, it's kind of understood how to play it. This, ...
by liuscorne
09 May 2019, 19:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven Stems
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: Beethoven Stems

I guess it should be C :n as in m. 173, a simple typo, no?
by liuscorne
24 Sep 2018, 14:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore
Replies: 9
Views: 3490

Re: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore

You can follow the imslp link. All parts are available there too.
by liuscorne
22 Sep 2018, 19:36
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore
Replies: 9
Views: 3490

Re: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore

That's not Times New Roman, it's FreeSerif, the default font for text in MuseScore. I've used different fonts in the past, but now I want the guarantee that the score opens properly on any system (and I will only use fonts with a free software/free culture license). What is wrong with it specifical...
by liuscorne
11 Aug 2018, 20:45
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Sibelius and font kerning
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: Sibelius and font kerning

Have you checked how Sibelius fonts (Opus etc.) handle this problem? If I remember correctly, Sibelius has some unusual solutions for standard font problems (e.g. within the Opus Chords font). Maybe it is enough to replicate the way symbols are positioned within Opus Chords etc.
by liuscorne
18 Jul 2018, 20:54
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 54
Views: 22878

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

So I did a little experimenting, trying to come up with a sans serif music font and testing whether it looked more "contemporary". Easier said than done. First thing I noticed is that there are different classes of music symbols that react differently to the attempt of making a sans serif version of...
by liuscorne
10 Jul 2018, 16:32
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?

In modern book typography, the first case would look like this: [[American English: em dash, no space]] Then would Thy name—the Just, the Merciful— Strange dubious ... [[British English: en dash, space before and after dash; in the example below the en dash looks rather short, it should be longer th...