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by benwiggy
17 Feb 2019, 12:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 3.0 released
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: MuseScore 3.0 released

Thanks, that's a nice review.

It's very welcome that software can empower people to get their music onto the page in functional, reasonably attractive documents without too much effort.
Engravers will always want more, of course! ;-)
by benwiggy
15 Feb 2019, 15:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 10
Views: 3795

Re: On style guides

Boosey's Twitter handle has tweeted short snippets of B&H 'style', under the hashtag "BooseyFacts".

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BooseyFacts&src=typd
by benwiggy
15 Feb 2019, 09:23
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale: Not dead, just resting
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Finale: Not dead, just resting

starting with those panels stuck to the sides of the score. Command (or CTRL) 0 to show/hide the panels. A pattern in Dorico's updates is emerging of basic or limited capability to start with, followed by increased flexibility at a later date. I'd be surprised if commercial pressure from Finale was...
by benwiggy
14 Feb 2019, 14:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale: Not dead, just resting
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Finale: Not dead, just resting

One of the first music notation software packages was SCORE, developed for mainframes in the 1970s, before being released for DOS in 1986. To this day, a small band of devoted users still swear by this venerable software as ‘the best’, and they maintain ancient hardware to run it, or use virtual mac...
by benwiggy
05 Feb 2019, 14:42
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Update to November2
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Update to November2

There's a new update to Robert Piechaud's November2 font (now v. 2.2).

It's mostly additional glyphs for use in Dorico. What an exciting time for updates!

Existing customers should get an email with a link to download.
by benwiggy
31 Jan 2019, 10:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 41
Views: 4650

Re: More Dorico updates!

Not version 3.0, but the Dorico team have announced a 'small' update: v2.2.10, which will be released in 'early Feb'. As well as many bug fixes, it contains a bunch of small productivity enhancements: auto-save; customizing the graphic export filenames; key shortcuts for flipping anything and toggli...
by benwiggy
24 Jan 2019, 18:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Metrico: Font for metric equations
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Metrico: Font for metric equations

Florian has done it again, with another essential font, called Metrico. This one creates Metric Equations effortlessly.

https://github.com/fkretlow/metrico
by benwiggy
24 Jan 2019, 18:25
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 30% off in Jan
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Dorico 30% off in Jan

Steinberg are having a 30% sale on Dorico until 29th Jan. https://www.steinberg.net/en/promotion/dorico_january_sale.html This includes cross-grades from Sibelius or Finale. In UK prices, this bring the cross-grade down from £239 to £167. Of course, this represents a £71.70 discount, and the upgrade...
by benwiggy
13 Jan 2019, 20:16
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Some thoughts on Bravura
Replies: 3
Views: 962

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: 2229

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.