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by OCTO
20 Nov 2019, 08:13
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12370

Re: Community creates a textual font

Actually this task is much harder than what I expected. Any suggestions how to embolden a font properly is welcome. There’s a reason why you can get a university degree in type design. Don’t expect Fontforge’s automatic weight conversion do get you anywhere near a usable result. Properly changing t...
by OCTO
15 Nov 2019, 17:03
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12370

Re: Community creates a textual font

Actually this task is much harder than what I expected.
Any suggestions how to embolden a font properly is welcome.
by OCTO
15 Nov 2019, 11:46
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12370

Re: Community creates a textual font

Here is another try. For those who have installed the font, please delete the old version before installing this new.
Comments appreciated!
by OCTO
13 Nov 2019, 10:58
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12370

Re: Community creates a textual font

I have edited Old Standard, easy emboldened. Let me know what you think. well done OCTO, it looks bold on the score, here it is and look at the "g" letter i think it is close with the rounded pony tail JEux Deux_0001.png You think it is to bold? The bold version of the font has to black-white contr...
by OCTO
13 Nov 2019, 09:12
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12370

Re: Community creates a textual font

I have got the source of OldStandard.
I will try to recreate it again, further the next version.
by OCTO
13 Nov 2019, 07:51
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3592

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

DatOrganistTho wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 00:58
OCTO wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 13:02
It looks beautiful. Just a comment, is it possible to have shorter stems in general (question not for Dorico but for engraving)?
Yes! I guess if it doesn't break any other rules. What do you have in mind?
I would shorten the stems for notes with beams (16/32/64...) - at least for one space.
by OCTO
12 Nov 2019, 21:08
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation

I think you can try with these as a starter:
-- Extended Techniques for the Classical Guitar: A Guide for Composers by Robert Allan Lunn
-- The Contemporary Guitar by John Schneider
by OCTO
12 Nov 2019, 19:05
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Wither engraving skills?
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Wither engraving skills?

I think that graduate composition studies should have Notation included as a subject/course, and as well one of notation software. But I believe that the most important is to have a heavy portfolio of fine engraved scores. quote=benwiggy post_id=6932 time=1573554346 user_id=165] But is the course te...
by OCTO
12 Nov 2019, 14:10
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 12370

Re: Community creates a textual font

I have edited Old Standard, easy emboldened. Let me know what you think.
by OCTO
12 Nov 2019, 13:07
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 5822

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

dah-hisa wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 11:34
What do you think about Century BQ?
Quite similar with Century 725 Std Bold Condensed.
IMHO, I can't go with letter "p". That's why I avoid it together with Garamond, Minion, Caslon....
Otherwise a nice font, indeed.