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by tisimst
17 Apr 2021, 15:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

Oh! Well that certainly is odd, then. Does make you wonder if it was intentional or just oversight.
by tisimst
17 Apr 2021, 14:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

I’m no expert by any means, but in all my time of scanning through music, I feel like this falls on the omission side. I’ve seen many scores that will indicate such triplets for a few bars and then omit the 3 for any similar passage afterwards. Either way, it’s certainly confusing as it currently st...
by tisimst
16 Apr 2021, 01:04
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New treble clef
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: New treble clef

Dan, you are endeavoring to do something even more challenging than most attempt. When staying within the world of music symbols, you can take a lot of liberties when it comes to creating a cohesive design because most symbols don't have a lot of similarities. However, when trying to match up to a t...
by tisimst
13 Apr 2021, 05:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Drawing treble clefs
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Drawing treble clefs

Not only is the Treble clef hard to draw with Bezier curves, it's the hardest, period. Keep practicing. You'll get better. I've developed a few strategies over the years, which remain pretty consistent across styles. The one thing my "strategies" can't do for you, though, is give you a better "eye" ...
by tisimst
05 Apr 2021, 04:49
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MusGlyphs: type music glyphs into text
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: MusGlyphs: type music glyphs into text

Abraham: can I adjust these values in the font to prevent the cropping? For sure. I strongly encourage you to. Take a look at this tutorial that talks all about these vertical font metrics and why you'd choose one value over another for each to make the font behave appropriately. https://www.high-l...
by tisimst
02 Apr 2021, 14:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MusGlyphs: type music glyphs into text
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: MusGlyphs: type music glyphs into text

This is probably the two OS/2 metrics called “Win Ascent” and “Win Descent”. If these numbers are too small, you will see clipping like this, regardless of point size. This doesn’t seem to be an issue outside of Windows.
by tisimst
24 Feb 2021, 23:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Up- and down- flags: different widths
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Up- and down- flags: different widths

No requirement. There's hardly anything written about music typography in the first place. It's semi-logical to have the stem-up flags take up less space because they contribute more to horizontal spacing problems than down-stem flags. I've seen both and done both myself. As long as they are consist...
by tisimst
22 Feb 2021, 16:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 12624

Re: Flat slurs

Can’t say whether it’s “supposed” to be for that. Given that there are many other “small” music symbols in that range, I didn’t think it was intended for that, especially when there’s a dedicated set cautionary clefs. In any case, what you’ve suggested is exactly what Dorico does. The glyph gClefSma...
by tisimst
21 Feb 2021, 17:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 12624

Re: Flat slurs

You are right, and it's a bit of a trick to make the cautionary treble clef look like it's in the right place, but still be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, when technically it should have the same crosshair look around the second staff line. And I apologize, I'm not saying that I or anyone should...
by tisimst
21 Feb 2021, 04:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 12624

Re: Flat slurs

..., yet the small clef has to resemble the large one. Not meaning to argue with you, but this has hardly been true throughout the ages of music engraving. Check almost any score published more than 50 years ago and you'll find that the small cautionary clef is often quite different than its full-s...