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by benwiggy
08 Oct 2018, 13:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: More Dorico updates!

And another one today, Dorico 2.1.20, which brings compatibility with Mojave.
by benwiggy
06 Oct 2018, 16:57
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 13383

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

Or just teach people to hold notes for the written duration unless expressly indicated otherwise! I have seen pencil markings of this kind: a horizontal arrow to the end of the note. (Given that we are generally talking about lengthier notes at the ends of phrases.) Though it's possible that this co...
by benwiggy
29 Sep 2018, 19:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The shape of the crotchet rest
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: The shape of the crotchet rest

Yes, there's the 'backwards quaver' rest, the 'mirror z', as well as the modern squiggle. I've yet to find how/why the modern squiggle came about, let alone gained ascendency. I can only suppose that other rest forms are easily confused with other durations, and as the crotchet became the dominant b...
by benwiggy
28 Sep 2018, 09:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The shape of the crotchet rest
Replies: 6
Views: 248

The shape of the crotchet rest

My 7-year-old daughter is learning music notation at school. (Thankfully.) She told me today that they are taught to draw the crotchet rest as "a Z with a C below", which was a novel idea to me, though pleasing enough. As a result of which, I'm now having to research the origins of that form of rest...
by benwiggy
18 Sep 2018, 12:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 1
Views: 405

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: 257

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: 7715

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: 7715

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: 7715

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: 7715

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.)