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by Florian
18 Nov 2019, 17:59
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12305

Re: Community creates a textual font

Actually this task is much harder than what I expected. Any suggestions how to embolden a font properly is welcome. There’s a reason why you can get a university degree in type design. Don’t expect Fontforge’s automatic weight conversion do get you anywhere near a usable result. Properly changing t...
by Florian
14 Oct 2019, 11:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

75 / 25 % looks about right to me.

I'm definitely not a fan of those solid hooks. They look awkward at best. (Why don't we start using differently dashed or dotted staff lines, too? With a bold solid middle line. That should improve orientation...)
by Florian
28 Sep 2019, 08:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

Florian, the Dorico is excellent and has a nice vertical, but what does the default look like? Unfortunately I can’t show you because that would mean to reset ALL my engraving options to the default — unless I want to do some surgery on the user data xmls for which I don’t have time. But I think it...
by Florian
27 Sep 2019, 09:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

You can get pretty close by changing three engraving options and saving them as default in Dorico:
ottava_dorico.png
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Unfortunately, it’s still impossible to get the vertical position of the line right. Oh well...

For what it’s worth, I hardly ever used Finale’s built-in octave lines. I had my own.
by Florian
25 Sep 2019, 09:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Clef for cue notes
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Clef for cue notes

Definitely b), I think.
by Florian
20 Sep 2019, 14:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Staccatos on invisible noteheads
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Staccatos on invisible noteheads

A matter of taste? I would center the dots above the stems.
by Florian
05 Sep 2019, 16:43
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 10
Views: 4966

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

A quick update: The normal version of Figurato should work fine with Dorico 3. There’s no need to use FiguratoMac any longer if you’ve upgraded.
by Florian
05 Sep 2019, 16:39
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 17
Views: 2478

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

canonperpetuus, if I were you I would choose Lilypond over all others. For music from the early 19th century? I disagree. Get Dorico, get a MIDI keyboard and you’ll be producing (reasonably) high quality material in what feels like no time at all, once you have learned the ropes. I have never used ...
by Florian
15 Jul 2019, 09:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven

John, these are all fascinating threads. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts here. I look forward to studying and playing from your Beethoven edition once it is available.

By the way, have you finished the Chopin etudes?
by Florian
07 Jun 2019, 08:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 2723

Re: Key signature and staff size

Engravers strike a compromise so the key signatures do not differ too much in total width, as in the first example, but the accidentals themselves are not too widely spaced as in the second. Anyone know how to do this in Finale? And does Dorico do this by default? I don’t think it’s possible in Fin...