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by tisimst
21 Sep 2018, 04:03
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New Harp Pedal Font
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: New Harp Pedal Font

I don’t disagree with you. The existence of this font must be an indication for the need of a simpler way, more musically connected way of doing it. Since this is text based and also syntactically accurate (meaning, it’s more than just saying if a pedal should be up or down, it’s the actual tuning),...
by tisimst
20 Sep 2018, 19:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New Harp Pedal Font
Replies: 2
Views: 389

New Harp Pedal Font

Hey Friends! I'm pleased to announce a new (and really affordable!) font for all you engravers who need to add harp pedal diagrams to your scores. Created by Jawher Matmati, it makes creating the diagram *so* easy! And since it works like regular text, it's compatible with any music notation softwar...
by tisimst
18 Sep 2018, 07:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 7789

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Let me do some tests and I’ll report back.
by tisimst
16 Sep 2018, 09:56
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: From png to font type
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: From png to font type

If the PNG is sufficiently high resolution, I would use Inkscape’s image tracer to vectorize it, then you can either save as SVG or EPS and import those curves directly into FontForge into any character slot. Once you’ve got all the variants you need, then exporting as a font should be easy (or you ...
by tisimst
15 Sep 2018, 15:09
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Position of objects
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Position of objects

I’d say they are probably fine as is, but it might look better if they appear centered over their respective notes.
by tisimst
10 Sep 2018, 23:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Optical spacing

Here are some surprising results...

Dorico 2.0:
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Sibelius 8.5:
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sibelius-8.5-default-grace-optical-spacing.png (55.26 KiB) Viewed 521 times
Musescore 2.3:
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by tisimst
10 Sep 2018, 11:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Optical spacing

Unquestionably, the second grace note and the main note look too close together, but it should only need a small re-allocation of spacing to give it enough air on both sides.
by tisimst
09 Sep 2018, 18:14
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Piano octaving
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Piano octaving

Definitely agree with John.
by tisimst
07 Sep 2018, 16:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 7789

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Care to elaborate more specifically what things are so inflexible and/or not to your taste? I’m not saying you have to like it at all. Just trying to understand.
by tisimst
02 Sep 2018, 17:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 7789

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

FWIW, the “optical” center for the dynamic letters is a human-decided horizontal position that is “embedded” into the corresponding metadata file of the chosen SMuFL font. Personally, I always thought that the optical centers in Bravura were a little off, as you’ve suggested, John. Because it’s part...