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by Harpsichordmaker
01 Apr 2017, 13:37
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Line thicknesses/Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: Line thicknesses/Sibelius

Thicker staff lines require correspondingly larger and heavier noteheads to match, in addition to other suitably heavy elements. Opus (like most modern music fonts) has relatively anemic noteheads and is designed with a very light line weight in mind (not to mention the other horrific design elemen...
by Harpsichordmaker
31 Mar 2017, 22:12
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Line thicknesses/Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: Line thicknesses/Sibelius

Thicker staff lines require correspondingly larger and heavier noteheads to match, in addition to other suitably heavy elements. Opus (like most modern music fonts) has relatively anemic noteheads and is designed with a very light line weight in mind (not to mention the other horrific design elemen...
by Harpsichordmaker
18 Mar 2017, 09:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The very first pages of an orchestral score
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

Re: The very first pages of an orchestral score

The "rule" in classical (text) typography is everything starts on the right (odd-numbered) page, so your first example is preferable. Of course, page turning issues may dictate differently, and indeed the music starts on the left page more often than not. As for orchestra full score, where the page ...
by Harpsichordmaker
09 Jan 2017, 15:26
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Figured bass font in Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Figured bass font in Sibelius

In case you are looking for a general impression, I find the DS font much more visible and therefore more appropriate for figured bass than Opus. However, the symbols are a little large and positioned a little far from the staff and from each other vertically for my taste. On the other hand, the 76...
by Harpsichordmaker
09 Jan 2017, 12:16
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Figured bass font in Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Figured bass font in Sibelius

I did try and port the Bravura glyphs for figured bass in a Sibelius mapped font. In fact, I started with a copy of Opus figured bass font and ported all the glyphs in their proper slots. Many glyphs I did create by twining two glyphs, for example, Bravura lacks the figure bass altered glyphs, such ...
by Harpsichordmaker
02 Jan 2017, 14:04
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Problems with Sebastian-FigBass
Replies: 19
Views: 4906

Re: Problems with Sebastian-FigBass

I just uploaded the revised version to the Github page. (https://github.com/fkretlow/sebastian) Thank you! I created a whole set of numerals in different sizes while working on the fonts. They were all derived from the symbols for time signatures. As for the ligatures, I just knew you could combine...
by Harpsichordmaker
01 Jan 2017, 16:34
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Problems with Sebastian-FigBass
Replies: 19
Views: 4906

Re: Problems with Sebastian-FigBass

May I ask, would you please give us the link to the revised font?
And, am I permitted to use the glyphs to make a Sibelius-friendly font?
Only for personal use.
by Harpsichordmaker
28 Dec 2016, 10:02
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Figured bass font in Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Figured bass font in Sibelius

I am using Norfolk font, the Sibelius version of Bravura, and I am fairly happy with that (I do like Opus as well, however). The authors didn't port the figured bass glyphs from Bravura to Norfolk, so I am obliged to use the Opus figured bass font which I don't like at all (I do like the Bravura gly...
by Harpsichordmaker
26 Nov 2016, 20:38
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Software recognition, by eye
Replies: 48
Views: 15251

Re: RE: Re: Software recognition, by eye

OCTO wrote:
Harpsichordmaker wrote:
odod wrote:
slur is one of the things that i dislike on Sibelius :( and it would be nice if you would like to share it
I second odod's request, please share.
Here, attached.
Thank you very much, OCTO.
And thanks a lot to odod as well, for advicing on line thickness.
by Harpsichordmaker
25 Nov 2016, 06:59
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Software recognition, by eye
Replies: 48
Views: 15251

Re: RE: Re: Software recognition, by eye

Btw, I would use different slur settings than yours if you further want to remove the Sibelius-look. I have somewhere pretty nice settings, I need to find them, I can post. slur is one of the things that i dislike on Sibelius :( and it would be nice if you would like to share it I second odod's req...