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by jan
05 Jan 2018, 10:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Most popular engraving programs?
Replies: 12
Views: 7192

Re: Most popular engraving programs?

BTW, the examples above are done: 1. Schott in SCORE Are you sure? The example from Odod looks like the "SchottMusic" font in Finale, but not the SCORE font. BTW, Schott seems to have a dedicated Finale and a dedicated Sibelius font: Finale: https://web.archive.org/web/20160412145338/http://notengr...
by jan
27 Dec 2017, 10:20
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 46
Views: 23348

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

Odod, this really looks great! AFAIK the only font that comes close to this handwritten look is Max Keenlyside's "Rodgers & Hammerstein" font (Download: http://www.maxpiano.ca/Handwritten.zip ). But R&H doesn't look so elegant, it's more the handwritten Broadway scores style that it tries to imitate...
by jan
30 Aug 2017, 06:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Thanks for the input. Yes, this is automatable ... I'll see what I can do.
by jan
28 Aug 2017, 15:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Good point! Especially when you use the same slash symbols as noteheads for the rhythm notation.
by jan
28 Aug 2017, 10:46
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Fred, thanks for your input! I think your system 3 and 4 are both good and valid solutions. On a big band standard or leadsheet (which even usually is in 4/4), I'd prefer system 4 where (nearly all of) the slashes have the same distance. If it has many time sig changes, system 3 might be better to t...
by jan
24 Aug 2017, 20:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Maybe the score looks untypical because you have so many collisions on just a few measures, but this is typical for a test score that demonstrates a problem. Still the problem is the same when you only have one collision per page: you have to decide what to do with the spacing. And if you look at a ...
by jan
24 Aug 2017, 10:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

>it does seems strange when a chord symbol runs into a resting measure A good aspect! So one could even differentiate between the Cmin7 in measure 2 and in measure 6. Haven't thought of that. As for the other things: I didn't mention it, because I thought it was obvious that is just a test score for...
by jan
23 Aug 2017, 08:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Spacing with chord symbols

And another spacing issue that I am working on for my plugin ... what is your preferred way of spacing chord symbols? Here are four screenshots with critical spots marked: 1.) Finale's default spacing without chords enabled 2.) Finale's default spacing with chords enabled 3.) Plugin solution 1 ("Loo...
by jan
19 Aug 2017, 07:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing problems with unisons
Replies: 8
Views: 5150

Re: Spacing problems with unisons

Here is the solution that John was referring to (I think).
I edited the beat chart for 2nd AND 3rd note. It's much more difficult to get good results like this, but it looks better than image 3.
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by jan
18 Aug 2017, 08:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing problems with unisons
Replies: 8
Views: 5150

Spacing problems with unisons

For my layout plugin I am experimenting with automatic correction of some Finale spacing issues. Example image 1 is Finale's default output (Problem: the second unison note is not taken into account with accidental collision and is too close to the first unison note). Image 2 is what my plugin creat...