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by benwiggy
18 Sep 2018, 12:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 0
Views: 129

More Dorico updates!

A maintenance upgrade, Dorico 2.1.10, has been released today. The Steinberg team have also stated that another major free update will be forthcoming later this year, with a host of new features. https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/dorico-2-1-10-released-with-bug-fixes/ I've actually lost count of how...
by benwiggy
17 Sep 2018, 09:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: From png to font type
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: From png to font type

Are you sure there isn't a font for this already? A quick Google search shows several different families of Woodwind fingering fonts.
by benwiggy
08 Sep 2018, 11:48
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 6480

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Accents appearing within the staff I've noted that the accents stay outside the staff when using other SMuFL fonts, such as MTF-Cadence. So it may be possible to over-ride this setting -- admittedly in a fiddly XML file somewhere, or in the font itself. The reason I won't use D for engraving is the...
by benwiggy
03 Sep 2018, 16:21
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 6480

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

That is encouraging because it might not be too difficult for Dorico to add greater control in a user-friendly way. The 'direction' of Dorico's feature implementation seems to suggest much more control of all elements as time goes by. The Performance Techniques editor, roughly analogous with Finale...
by benwiggy
03 Sep 2018, 09:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 6480

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

FWIW, the “optical” center for the dynamic letters is a human-decided horizontal position that is “embedded” into the corresponding metadata file of the chosen SMuFL font. Personally, I always thought that the optical centers in Bravura were a little off, as you’ve suggested, John. Because it’s par...
by benwiggy
19 Aug 2018, 18:43
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 6480

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

I think it's been often said here that Finale's default settings for slurs could also do with some adjustment. (And indeed, I've followed advice here for improving the values.)
by benwiggy
19 Aug 2018, 15:58
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

Hyphenation should be done to dictionary word divisions, usually split along etymological and phonetic grounds. Consonants should NEVER be placed "where they sound", which is a hideous trend in recent years. Jucio Brennan's hyphenator is not infallible, though it seems to get it right here. I would ...
by benwiggy
16 Aug 2018, 12:56
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 6480

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

And the 2.1 update is released today. Many bug fixes and improvements to previous limitations, as well as nice new features in playback and layout. https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/dorico-2-1-released/ Another update planned for later in the year, then it'll be Dorico 3 next year. If that is any...
by benwiggy
15 Aug 2018, 07:18
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

One thing I would say: you can't get it all on one page, so why not use the second a bit more? Increase the distance between the two staves (which will give the different lyric lines room to breathe). Then you'll have four systems on page 1 and 3 on page 2. It would also mean not turning the page fo...
by benwiggy
31 Jul 2018, 21:18
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Hand copiedf part from - when?
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Hand copiedf part from - when?

I think this is from the 1950s. (Stainer & Bell's current address is N3, so that might be some indication.) I've seen similar scores for BBC Singers music from the 50s. It's got to be from a time when it was feasible to print the header and footer with handwritten music.