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by MalteM
11 Apr 2019, 17:19
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts

LilyPond can do that, not only for font sizes but also font shapes, names, colors, … \version "2.21.0" violin = \relative { c'\ff d e^"pizz." f g-\markup \italic "espress." a b c } viola = \relative { \clef alto a\mp b c d e f g a } fullscorelayout = \layout { \context { \Staff \override DynamicText...
by MalteM
07 Apr 2019, 12:19
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Comparing text fonts (Operatic Score)
Replies: 25
Views: 1711

Re: Comparing text fonts (Operatic Score)

SantaKiwi wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 10:44
Do you have any other fonts that you could suggest that I should try to find the balance between clarity and readability, or do you think I should just stick to arial?
Why „balance between clarity and readability“? Most serif fonts that are made for long texts are well readable and clear.
by MalteM
29 Sep 2018, 13:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The shape of the crotchet rest
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: The shape of the crotchet rest

Almost anything seems to be acceptable, as long as it is easily distinguishable from an eighth rest. The reverse eighth rest as a quarter rest was thus doomed from the start. The quarter (semiminima) rest started as a reversed eighth (fusa) rest in white mensural notation, didn’t it? So it would be...
by MalteM
11 Sep 2018, 11:15
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 2146

Re: Optical spacing

I agree, but MuseScore isn’t really better. I’m a bit surprised that only Sibelius and LilyPond do optical spacing correctly here …
by MalteM
10 Sep 2018, 20:03
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 2146

Re: Optical spacing

Yes, that’s LilyPond’s default spacing.
by MalteM
10 Sep 2018, 11:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 2146

Re: Optical spacing

LilyPond agrees:
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by MalteM
20 Aug 2018, 08:04
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 8142

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

Oh, ok. Is that so? I apologize for the bad advice. It seems in German hyphenation works a bit different then. Yes, German hyphenation mostly follows the spoken syllables. However, it is allowed to hyphenate at former word borders like in „Inter-esse“ and „her-auf“, although the Duden prefers „Inte...
by MalteM
15 Aug 2018, 07:14
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Short Slurs (Octaves)
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Short Slurs (Octaves)

I’m not an slur expert but have a slightly off-topic suggestion: The clef change should be at a full beat, i. e. an eight later after the g. Apart from the beat it would also make clearer that it’s f♯ g f♯ e d … and not f♯ e d …
by MalteM
11 Aug 2018, 14:59
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Riemann: an OpenType font for functional analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 2845

Re: Riemann: an OpenType font for functional analysis

Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, either Sibelius nor Finale. I don't have Dorico to test. Hm … Maybe one should think of other symbols instead of _ and - then. Any suggestions? Is it possible to add :n :s :f in to the font? Yes, that would be possible. I first thought one could make this as ...
by MalteM
11 Aug 2018, 13:51
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Riemann: an OpenType font for functional analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 2845

Re: Riemann: an OpenType font for functional analysis

Also: how do you create "11" or "13"? For now: just put every digit in a separate column: D-1-3 Same for "9>" etc. Maybe ligatures would be nice here. I also tried to find a solution for inputting several lines as lines instead of columns. But that would mean that one either had to have a space of ...