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by tisimst
15 Nov 2019, 07:44
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: A3+ paper layout in Finale
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: A3+ paper layout in Finale

Better to do use actual 13x9.5, print to PDF, then print to another PDF via the PDF reader in 2-up booklet mode. You can also use what’s called imposition software which is designed to do this very thing.
by tisimst
13 Oct 2019, 21:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I don't know if I would put all faith on fonts, noteheads, for this example. In my opinion, I see it more as: - compactness (thus BW balance too) - spacing (I would guess scaling factor 1.4, rather than to Fibonacci) - slurs (soft curves and flat slur) - close secondary beam separation - line thick...
by tisimst
13 Oct 2019, 18:06
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I’ve always found “warmer” styles more pleasant and less tiring to read from. So, I’d say it is better, but I’ve heard plenty of others say they think the thinner, more contrast-y, and sharp style feels more professional, and therefore “better”. To each his own, as they say.
by tisimst
11 Oct 2019, 15:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Comment on text on staff
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Comment on text on staff

In this particular case, I’d combine the directives and put above the staff.
by tisimst
11 Oct 2019, 13:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Fingering on staff
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Fingering on staff

For a higher-contrast font such as you're using here (Old Standard TT Bold), then it may be useful because at these smaller sizes, the horizontal lines tend to fade away. A less contrasted font style with a bit more weight than the staff lines would be preferable so they stand out a little better if...
by tisimst
30 Sep 2019, 17:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 2036

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

The 8va text looks to just be boilerplate italic New Century Schoolbook. That's because it is. LilyPond's music font doesn't have dedicated ottavation symbols and so it utilizes the default serif font, which is Century Schoolbook L, a fine choice if you ask me, though maybe bold italic could do bet...
by tisimst
30 Sep 2019, 17:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 2036

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

The 8va text looks to just be boilerplate italic New Century Schoolbook. That's because it is. LilyPond's music font doesn't have dedicated ottavation symbols and so it utilizes the default serif font, which is Century Schoolbook L, a fine choice if you ask me, though maybe bold italic could do bet...
by tisimst
08 Sep 2019, 01:19
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 11676

Re: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts

Nice work, odod! That looks really great! The one thing that sticks out a little are some of the fingering that feel unnecessarily far away from their notes. Other than that, great job!
by tisimst
03 Sep 2019, 16:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

OCTO wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 16:22
Schneider wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 10:44
Yep, I agree about the treble clef.
Personally, I use a custom close-to-Score-look treble clef.
Here's my coding:
Are you coding the clef directly in the code, without the font?!?
Witness the power and flexibility of LilyPond...

... and the incredible patience of @Schneider lol.
by tisimst
01 Aug 2019, 14:34
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud

Fantastic list, benwiggy! Always good to get insights from users on the front lines! I can vouch for Inkscape and GIMP. While not *identical* to their Adobe counterparts, you'll be quite hard pressed to find functionality that they don't support or can't be reasonably done another way. As opposed to...