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by OCTO
22 Jan 2021, 17:57
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 3.6 - A Massive Engraving Overhaul!
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: MuseScore 3.6 - A Massive Engraving Overhaul!

I think you have to allow people using their own fonts. As it is an open-source software, it is somehow contrary to it to have it "closed" so that a common user cannot add their own fonts. Even the fonts provided with the software are not used, I have tried to edit these (on MacOS) and nothing happe...
by OCTO
22 Jan 2021, 17:10
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SCORE-based fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: SCORE-based fonts

I think it should work on the software level. I don't know if Dorico has that kind of settings. For example: when having reduced staff, the font should be heavier and not reduced proportionally. The same would be with lines. Nothing is more sad than to see a full large orchestral score where all inf...
by OCTO
21 Jan 2021, 11:47
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Comparison of music text fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Comparison of music text fonts

Well, thanks for the response.
No1 is Nepomuk, No2 is my own creation, edited of 21 Century (basically a schoolbook), No3 is my fourth version of Muzitex, No4 is Espressivo.

I think I will release the latest Muzitex version soon. Good you liked it! And yes, Schonbergian, it is based on FreeSerif.
by OCTO
20 Jan 2021, 23:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Spontini-Editor (a GUI assistant for making complex scores with Lilypond)
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Spontini-Editor (a GUI assistant for making complex scores with Lilypond)

Thanks, I will happily follow it!

And also 'amen' to Linus Torvalds and his Github.
by OCTO
20 Jan 2021, 21:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Spontini-Editor (a GUI assistant for making complex scores with Lilypond)
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Spontini-Editor (a GUI assistant for making complex scores with Lilypond)

It is indeed an astonishing tool. I have never used LilyPond but from what I can see your examples are beautiful.
How much (coding) knowledge must one have to start using your tool?
by OCTO
20 Jan 2021, 11:22
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Comparison of music text fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Comparison of music text fonts

I would appreciate if you could give me a response what of these fonts look best to you. You can sort them also.
All are at 12pt.
(the text is nonsense, just testing)
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by OCTO
20 Jan 2021, 11:17
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Nice tip! It's actually fairly easy to overwrite the OTF and relaunch Dorico with my test project. But that will be quicker. Yes, here is attached file that could be used. I think it is the standard size. Has to be checked. I'm going to add some more notehead types, now the noteheads are settled, a...
by OCTO
20 Jan 2021, 09:28
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

There is a way to test the symbols on the staff, in vivo : You create two temporary "dummy" staff symbols, one for "on the staff" another for "in the space" symbols that you want to test with the staff. The staff symbol is found in Maestro/Engraver at "=" symbol. I have used here Engraver. Than you ...
by OCTO
20 Jan 2021, 09:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: LilyPond 2.22.0 release
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: LilyPond 2.22.0 release

Thanks. It looks very good.

(I would love if we could create or find another "example", since this one is so limited in various symbols and settings.)
by OCTO
19 Jan 2021, 14:30
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Thank you. I'll have another look at the noteheads. Can you explain about the flat a bit more? Well, the flat symbol has a feature which I haven't seen in other fonts to that extreme degree. But it is interesting, the symbol is very bold, yet the white spot is "lightened" by reducing the width of t...