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by Florian
12 Jan 2018, 14:09
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale or Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Finale or Sibelius

Thanks again, Jan, for taking the time to make this clear! Now that I read your explanation I seem to remember that I knew this once. Well, never mind. I can imagine that making old software multi-threaded is very difficult. This must be a change that goes deep into the basic architecture of the app...
by Florian
12 Jan 2018, 10:06
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale or Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Finale or Sibelius

And there is one thing one may not forget: Finale is single-threaded. Oh, is it? I was assuming that they had changed that with the move to 64 bit in v25. Isn't 64 bit synonymous with multi-threaded? It seems I need to improve my general IT knowledge. Anyway, your hint about the single-threaded ben...
by Florian
08 Jan 2018, 21:00
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

It’s a bit difficult to explain. It basically means that Dorico will draw evenly tapered slur shapes – like Finale does.
Right now, if you examine Dorico’s slur shapes carefully, you can see where the outline of the skeleton line and the outline of the tapered shape cross.
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by Florian
07 Jan 2018, 22:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

On the topic of Dorico's slurs, especially the basic slur shape – Daniel Spreadbury allowed me to cite him from an email he wrote to me today: We do know about this, of course, and it's a consequence of drawing the slur with two lines: a fixed width "skeleton" line and a tapered path over the top. ...
by Florian
11 Dec 2017, 15:56
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

On the topic of Dorico's slurs, especially the basic slur shape – Daniel Spreadbury allowed me to cite him from an email he wrote to me today: We do know about this, of course, and it's a consequence of drawing the slur with two lines: a fixed width "skeleton" line and a tapered path over the top. T...
by Florian
10 Dec 2017, 21:27
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: Font Attempt

John Ruggero wrote:
10 Dec 2017, 15:48
Thanks for bringing Nepomuk to my attention. It is an excellent font.
Thank you, John! Judging from your posts here you're not easily satisfied, so this means a lot.
by Florian
09 Dec 2017, 11:26
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

I'm not Knut. But if you don't mind: yes, the basic slur shape can't be modified yet. I think it's unlikely that this is changed in the near future. I, for one, can live with this limitation in projects where there's not much time for engraving subtleties. Dorico's superior default note spacing (and...
by Florian
09 Dec 2017, 11:06
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: Font Attempt

Well done, odod! This is a fine music font indeed. Beautiful clefs! Would you show us your C-clef? Did you design smaller clefs for clef changes? I like the flat! I think that the accidentals are pretty well balanced. I agree with Knut that in terms of balance the flat could be a bit heavier. I’m no...
by Florian
06 Dec 2017, 15:12
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

I have to say that in spite of certain limitations, the new implementation in 1.2 is incredibly impressive. Even if I can't use Dorico yet for more challenging engraving projects, the functionality is now thorough enough to handle simpler tasks with a minimal amount of effort. Dorico is still a you...
by Florian
15 Oct 2017, 20:13
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1
Replies: 151
Views: 20508

Re: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1

I’ve been avoiding to use Bärenreiter for years now... as much as possible, that is. I find most of the newer editions downright ugly. Thanks for posting that link, liuscorne. I couldn’t help smiling when I saw the first pages of the National Edition. I had the impression of looking at the result of...