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by jan
15 Jan 2021, 13:13
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?

Making and maintaining two versions of the font might be difficult ... In the best case you only need to change the encoding before generating the font. In the worst case you may also have to change the symbol slots for the fonts. You could also think about just omitting symbols 128-159 and put them...
by jan
15 Jan 2021, 09:16
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?

This is not possible if you want to access all 0-255 and all unicode symbols both on MacOS and on Windows. AFAIK it's only possible to access all symbols on Windows and all symbols except (128-159) on MacOS. I have told MakeMusic about this bug in 2016, and they said it will probably be fixed it in ...
by jan
15 Jan 2021, 07:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?

If you add a font to MacSymbolFonts.txt, Finale ALWAYS cuts off everything above 255. If you want to use 0-255 AND unicode symbols above (I assume you mean 0xE000?), it becomes more difficult. Finale MacOS has a bug that doesn't allow to access the symbols 128-159 in these hybrid fonts. On Windows i...
by jan
16 Dec 2019, 15:36
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Urtext Kapellmeister"
Replies: 12
Views: 10952

Re: "Urtext Kapellmeister"

As far as I know you MUST add all Urtext fonts to MacSymbolFonts.txt. If you don't add them, the problems that you describe may occur. Wrong glyphs/symbol slots or missing glyphs are typically caused by wrong usage of MacSymbolFonts.txt. I have only tried the Leipzig 1803 font from Urtext, not the o...
by jan
04 Nov 2019, 17:37
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 22039

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

John, for comparing text fonts you can also try: Free fonts only: https://elbsound.studio/elbsound-text-fonts-package.php?userwords1=Adagio+sostenuto&userwords4=+1.+Quasi+Adagio&userwords2=Appassionato+e+con+molto+sentimento&userwords3=+&updbutton=Apply+Words The following link also includes many co...
by jan
06 Sep 2019, 06:59
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts
Replies: 18
Views: 22548

Re: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts

A comparison of Wess' font (VintageGHMA) and tisimst's Beethoven style (in the Finale form BetvnFIN) can also be found in the music font comparison: Haydn Example: https://elbsound.studio/music-font-comparison.php?font=VintageGHMA&example=4&font2=BetvnFIN Liszt Example: https://elbsound.studio/music...
by jan
19 Aug 2019, 17:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 41850

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

John, thanks a lot for your words! Yes, the bow markings disappear, but this is a feature - as this image is the feature overview (see copy below). Usually the conductor doesn't need all bow markings, so it's possible to hide them in the score (though there may be other scores where it makes sense t...
by jan
17 Aug 2019, 12:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 41850

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

benwiggy, thanks a lot for your words! The plug-in has indeed many layer/voice/accidental/dots spacing correction functions. Check out the Example 4/Note Spacing document from the Perfect Layout example page (in the PDF page 5 before/page 6 after plug-in): https://elbsound.studio/perfect-layout/exam...
by jan
16 Aug 2019, 19:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 41850

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

The plug-in is now available for Finale/Windows: https://elbsound.studio/perfect-layout/overview.php MacOS is still in development - here a preview . Thanks a lot for the many suggestions, hints and comments that I received from this forum during the development of the plug-in. Jan https://elbsound....
by jan
17 Apr 2018, 06:21
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale or Sibelius
Replies: 13
Views: 13042

Re: Finale or Sibelius

The Finale core is single-threaded, i.e. where the note/layout processing is done. I don't know if Finale/MacOS opens up threads for other reasons (for example Window handling). But have you noticed that Finale really handles multiple things at the same time? On Windows it doesn't. This is different...