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by benwiggy
13 Jan 2019, 20:16
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Some thoughts on Bravura
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Some thoughts on Bravura

FWIW, Maestro's rectangular breve is pretty ugly. Bravura's has nicer rounded edges.
by benwiggy
13 Jan 2019, 16:32
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

Yes, the numbers-to-accidentals could be closed up a teeny-tiny bit. I tend to favour accidentals before the number, akin to before the notehead, but that may be a convention of my own making.

I find that in Dorico, you can use the 'naturally occurring' word extensions as useful lines with Fig Bass.
by benwiggy
21 Dec 2018, 09:58
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The Pointing Hand
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: The Pointing Hand

Florian wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 23:26
Oh, and apply a nice color to it!
This comment has just inspired me to create a python script that adds a sepia tint to a PDF....!
I used a character from Adobe Wood Type Ornaments font. It needs turning 45º, of course.
by benwiggy
17 Dec 2018, 09:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The Pointing Hand
Replies: 7
Views: 496

The Pointing Hand

I just want to share my dissatisfaction that the Pointing Hand never became the standard musical symbol for a Repeat Marker.

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by benwiggy
08 Dec 2018, 09:06
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2850

Re: More Dorico updates!

If Affinity Designer does what AI does, than it is really a great price. I will investigate it, however, my last switch was to Windows (last projects) since I have a lot of trouble having Finale working smoothly on Mac, at least my scores. So my software is somehow mixed, I use right now Inkscape. ...
by benwiggy
06 Dec 2018, 12:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2850

Re: More Dorico updates!

Affinity Designer is very similar to Illustrator, though with its own distinctive UI. There is also Affinity Photo, very much like Photoshop; and Affinity Publisher is currently a free Beta. They are an award-winning integrated suite of professional alternatives to Adobe's Creative Suite, at a fract...
by benwiggy
06 Dec 2018, 09:38
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2850

Re: More Dorico updates!

A notation software should be able to draw any line , if not any curve. Music software should have the drawing capabilities of Illustrator; the text layout and typographic controls of InDesign; it should display, import and export a variety of graphic image formats; it must have the MIDI and audio ...
by benwiggy
02 Dec 2018, 12:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2850

Re: More Dorico updates!

editors of piano music need complete control over the position of finger numbers, elision symbols, and extension lines. John, if you haven't already, I would certainly contact the Dorico team about your needs. Another asset of the application is that the developers are receptive, responsive, and ca...
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2018, 21:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2850

Re: More Dorico updates!

the first page would be easy enough: Dorico copes fine with open metre (also independent metres). Aleatoric stuff is not explicitly handled yet, and might require a bit of fiddling.
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2018, 17:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2850

Re: More Dorico updates!

benwiggy, have you completely abandoned Finale for the future projects/publications? Yes. 25 years is enough! :lol: Since Dorico 2.0 came out in ?February?, I've produced several choral mass settings and motets, which are effortless. Almost NO layout work, after setting up the master pages. I'm als...