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by John Ruggero
12 Nov 2018, 16:12
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

I don't think it's perfection that makes great art David, I agree. Perfection doesn't make a work of are great, and there are a lot of flawed masterpieces. My very point was that perfection in itself could even be a negative, but in the case of Mozart isn't, because there is so much else going on. ...
by John Ruggero
10 Nov 2018, 13:53
Forum: News
Topic: Test topic.
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Test topic.

Sorry everyone. I figured out what it was. This forum doesn't allow one to place single quotes around a word within a phrase in double quotes, at least when the word is at the end of the phrase so the single and double quotes are next to each other. Obviously, I can't post the example. I eliminated ...
by John Ruggero
10 Nov 2018, 13:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

Philosophical musings: 1. The actual rules used by humans are so much more complex with a lot of ifs as OCTO puts it, than those that are programmed into even the most sophisticated software. For this reason, computer output tends to look cartoonish and over-simplified. For example: compare the look...
by John Ruggero
10 Nov 2018, 13:38
Forum: News
Topic: Test topic.
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Test topic.

Another test.
by John Ruggero
10 Nov 2018, 04:08
Forum: News
Topic: Test topic.
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Test topic.

Very strange. The previous test post went through on this thread, but when I tried pasting a longer post here it didn't go through again, and I get the error message: No route found for "GET /posting.php" (from "http://notat.io/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=432&p=6149") Maybe its the act of pasting that is s...
by John Ruggero
10 Nov 2018, 04:04
Forum: News
Topic: Test topic.
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Test topic.

For two days I have been trying to post, so far without success. After writing a post in the full editor, I can't even get to the preview stage.
by John Ruggero
07 Nov 2018, 16:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

OCTO, the same thought keeps occurring to me for a quite a while now and has been one of my concerns about Dorico. If every decision is made by machine intelligence, the result will look machine-like and unappealing. We see something analogous in architecture. The machine-like plainness of the inter...
by John Ruggero
06 Nov 2018, 21:50
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Headless notes and their articulations
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Gould places the dots directly over the stems (page 404). This does seem better to me for the reason you gave: the stem is the only available "position factor". For the same sort of reason, the octave sign would be placed over the last G only (see page 326 in Gould) since it is the only definite not...
by John Ruggero
05 Nov 2018, 22:38
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

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 can only insert individual glyphs in Finale because your combinations don't come up in Text>S...
by John Ruggero
04 Nov 2018, 22:21
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

Florian, Figurato is an excellent and attractive font for figured bass, and I downloaded it for possible future use in Finale. Your implementation of it in Dorico is superb. If only Dorico met my other needs... Just one quibble. I would prefer that accidentals be closer to the numbers, as in the BGA...