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by benwiggy
15 Sep 2020, 12:15
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Can we create fonts collaboratively via Github? Just curious. Yes! The "UFO3" font format saves each glyph to a separate file, and Florian has written a fontforge script to build the .otf font and .json file directly from the UFO3 files. So we can work on different glyphs and upload our files. (Git...
by benwiggy
14 Sep 2020, 08:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Scripts for FontLab and Glyphs are found here: https://github.com/w3c/smufl/tree/gh-pages/scripts The script for fontforge only works on versions released in 2019 and earlier -- they used python2, and now FF uses python3. Florian wrote a new script, which is here. https://github.com/fkretlow/fontfor...
by benwiggy
14 Sep 2020, 07:07
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

waiting here to learn ... Well, most of it is just putting the glyphs in the right places, at the right scale, and in the right position relative to the baseline. (And, as Bach said, the font just makes itself! :lol:) You have to create anchors for noteheads to show the stem attachment positions (t...
by benwiggy
13 Sep 2020, 15:36
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: "Dorico dream"
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: "Dorico dream"

there are few things that i need to learn though, the Flow, and maybe some beaming adjustment etc. The use of Flows is one of the greatest features, for me. I produce a lot of works with multiple movements -- 'Et in terra pax' etc. Instrumental parts are created almost entirely automatically, with ...
by benwiggy
13 Sep 2020, 14:23
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Creating a SMuFL font

As my idea of fun, whilst locked-down with no internet, I decided to take Florian's unfinished "Sebastian" font, and convert it to be SMuFL-compliant. After a couple of weeks, I now have a functional, but limited font in Dorico, using the Sebastian glyphs. It's been a useful learning experience. Wit...
by benwiggy
13 Sep 2020, 13:35
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: "Dorico dream"
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: "Dorico dream"

even though i had to lost lots of my custom fonts .. i don't know how to convert it Maybe open Bravura in FontForge and swap your symbols, than save it again as Bravura. But that will lead to another repercussions! is it possible to do that ? i though it has something to do with json file .. anyway...
by benwiggy
23 Aug 2020, 07:49
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Notation program...
Replies: 65
Views: 3424

Re: Notation program...

Ehh, topic ... How good it would be to implement only the best from each notation program, even some seemingly simple functions, but with drastic optimization and even greater simplification. This is a contradiction. Any 'drastic optimization and even greater simplification' is going to bring limit...
by benwiggy
22 Aug 2020, 15:28
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Notation program...
Replies: 65
Views: 3424

Re: Notation program...

But what's the point of removing that rest and moving the barline? Dorico is able to provide much more useful help by semantically understanding notation and providing contextually appropriate help, which other apps cannot do, because they provide no help at all, just let you type stuff in and move ...
by benwiggy
22 Aug 2020, 13:42
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Notation program...
Replies: 65
Views: 3424

Re: Notation program...

Yes, you can use the Remove Rests command to remove all implicit rests. Of course, there are other ways to achieve particular results, for instance, there is a built-in method for creating manuscript paper.
by benwiggy
21 Aug 2020, 14:32
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Notation program...
Replies: 65
Views: 3424

Re: Notation program...

it's some totally different logic that I personally don't like. That's the point. Everyone who has ever tried to write notation software has done it in entirely different ways. There is no Platonic ideal of ultimate logic in notation software. Just different choices. Dorico handles rests the way it...