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by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 21:55
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

Odod, that is a very interesting comparison. Would you want to identify the fonts? Or are they all your own design?

The Associated Board black note head is very full without going over the staff lines:
Associated Board Black Notehead.jpeg
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by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 18:09
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs over systems
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Slurs over systems

Oops. I guess I need a little of that back, Ben. I am encountering many more situations in Dorico that need adjustment. I can see why you posted about this. Maybe I need to change a setting for slur shape in general.
Dorico another starting slur.jpeg
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by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 17:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs over systems
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Slurs over systems

Ben, Dorico seems to do a fine job with slurs over systems and produces pleasing shapes in most of the cases I tried, However, in one case, it fails: high or low ledger lines with the slur positioned outside the staff. Very strange because this case is so easily handled with a normal completely hori...
by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 17:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 1435

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

The alignments look OK to me, but the dashed lines look too airy and therefore less visible. I would prefer smaller dashes and smaller spaces.
by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 15:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs over systems
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Slurs over systems

Thanks so much, Ben. I'm doing another trial of Dorico and will experiment as well. I agree about the computer vs. by hand. My settings for slurs in Finale do a pretty good job in most cases, so I don't do a lot of hand work. But I find it very satisfying to try to come up with something that handle...
by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 15:28
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

OCTO, here are the first two systems (without all of the editorial additions) using Maestro. it is only roughly proofread, so there might be errors. I also supply a Finale 25.5 default file of the same below:
op 106.3 Maestro.jpeg
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by John Ruggero
14 Oct 2019, 02:03
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

That looks pretty close to the recent Associated Board example, odod. The older Craxton-Tovey is a little different and has heavier note heads. I like it better actually. I'd post the page from that one for you to try your hand at, but am concerned about posting a whole page of copyrighted material.
by John Ruggero
13 Oct 2019, 22:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Accidentals alignment
Replies: 23
Views: 1146

Re: Accidentals alignment

Yes, uneven ledger lines are quite ugly. It is possibly the result of error in plate engraving. The shortening of ledger lines, however, is necessary in engraving and I am glad to see that Dorico gives the user control over the ledger lines of individual notes. This is a big step toward taking GUI e...
by John Ruggero
13 Oct 2019, 20:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I agree, OCTO. The note heads are not the whole story. The slurs are beautifully done. (Note the slurs continuing from system one to two apropos the thread on continuing slurs.) And everything seems in balance. The Associated Board engravers were excellent and, judging only from the sample pages, th...
by John Ruggero
13 Oct 2019, 19:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

Thanks, tisimst and Schonbergian. That is very helpful. Think I'll experiment with Maestro Wide at less than 24 pt. I've got a lot of tight spacing to deal with.