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by Florian
06 Nov 2018, 00:30
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

I can only insert individual glyphs in Finale because your combinations don't come up in Text>Symbol>Insert. I can view and insert all the combinations, however, in Indesign, because your whole font displays under glyphs. However different glyphs are inserted than one selects in the grid, for some ...
by Florian
05 Nov 2018, 08:42
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

John, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad about your very positive feedback! I'm curious: at what size did you test the font? It's developed for use at 9/10 pt which is quite small and I found that the figures are easier to read when there's a bit of space between the components. I may be able t...
by Florian
01 Nov 2018, 11:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 8
Views: 439

New font for figured bass: Figurato

Hey everybody! I thought some of you might be intersted in a font project I've been working on. It's another font for figured bass notation, called Figurato. Here's me inputting some figured bass with Figurato using the lyrics popover in Dorico: Figurato.gif The font makes use of OpenType substituti...
by Florian
21 Oct 2018, 11:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale update
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Finale update

MM seems to have concluded that it can't compete with Dorico in the long run and will hold for as a long as possible by making a few less costly improvements from time to time. That would be most unfortunate! I don't see the Dorico developers stopping development anytime soon, but I can imagine tha...
by Florian
10 Oct 2018, 09:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Hairpin left edge vs. accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Hairpin left edge vs. accidentals

I would use the first.

The second, if at all, only if it's the second part of a hairpin across a system break. Or if you want to imply the feeling that the diminuendo begins earlier.
by Florian
20 Aug 2018, 07:12
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 2640

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 Florian
17 Aug 2018, 07:52
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 2640

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

I agree with John, you are definitely on the right track! In addition to what John and Ben have said: Have you considered moving lyrics that belong to the Sopranos only above the staff (and below the staff for the Basses after B)? I think that could improve clarity. The first bar looks a bit strange...
by Florian
04 Aug 2018, 12:19
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Notation of the repetition across multiple tempi changes
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Notation of the repetition across multiple tempi changes

John, that's also how I understand OCTO's description. I think it depends on several things. Are the lines played by single players or by multiple players at the same time? In the latter case: will the players be close to each other or on different sides of the orchestra? Is the rhythmic structure s...
by Florian
21 Jul 2018, 12:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: Simple syncopation notation

Look how Brahms notates alternating notes between the pianist's hands in his second piano concerto! He doesn't even bother to show the half bar in the right hand once the pattern is established.
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by Florian
18 Jul 2018, 09:52
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?

Coming a bit late here… I agree with liuscorne, and I'd probably prefer to center the em dashes between the surrounding words. They are long enough to be easily discerned from hyphens. I just wanted to add that in any case I would make sure the syllables or words are centered under the notes and not...