Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

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Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by OCTO » 28 Oct 2015, 19:53

OMG! Engraving rules as tweets... Done in SCORE.
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However, I have examples of B&H's scores far from being so meticulous... :cool:
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Re: Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by Fred G. Unn » 28 Oct 2015, 20:06

That's great they are tweeting stuff like that. Now about that beam from B1 to B2 ...

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Re: Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by Schneider » 28 Oct 2015, 21:46

LilyPond's default settings shows almost the same alignments :
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Re: Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by John Ruggero » 28 Oct 2015, 22:22

I've never cared much for the LilyPond clefs, which is a big turnoff for me. The note heads look a little heavy to me, as well. Can another font be substituted in LilyPond?.

I prefer the LilyPond placement of the naturals at your arrow and don''t feel that Boosey's exceptional placement was necessary, but I do prefer the Boosey spacing of the naturals on the last chord. The LilyPond naturals are too close together there. I also prefer the Boosey overall more even spacing and better handling of the clash between the C natural and C sharp on beat 2 of the first measure, where it is not completely clear that the two notes play together in the Lilyond. In general, I think the Boosey is easier to read.
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Re: Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by Fred G. Unn » 28 Oct 2015, 22:54

John Ruggero wrote: Can another font be substituted in LilyPond?
I know very little about LilyPond, but I did see there are quite a few fonts developed already:
https://fonts.openlilylib.org/

I think bunch of those are by Abraham Lee, and he has a pretty good engraving blog:
http://leighverlag.blogspot.com/

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Re: Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by Schneider » 29 Oct 2015, 00:59

Hi John,
John Ruggero wrote:I've never cared much for the LilyPond clefs, which is a big turnoff for me. The note heads look a little heavy to me, as well. Can another font be substituted in LilyPond?. [...]
Yes, see Fred's links
John Ruggero wrote:[...] I prefer the LilyPond placement of the naturals at your arrow and don''t feel that Boosey's exceptional placement was necessary, but I do prefer the Boosey spacing of the naturals on the last chord. The LilyPond naturals are too close together there. I also prefer the Boosey overall more even spacing and better handling of the clash between the C natural and C sharp on beat 2 of the first measure, where it is not completely clear that the two notes play together in the Lilyond. In general, I think the Boosey is easier to read.
Well, these are minor settings that can be done afterward, e.g.:
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(clef's not the best here, just as an example).

Anyway, I was just curious about how LP would do by default.
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Re: Boosey twitters about accidental kerning

Post by John Ruggero » 29 Oct 2015, 01:58

Pierre, the better settings made a great improvement in the spacing and appearance, and it is quite nice to read now. I do still find the note heads a bit bold for my taste, but that would change with a different font.

Thanks so much for contributing. I have been very curious abut LilyPond and would really profit from a LilyPond presence on this Forum.

Fred and Pierre, thanks for pointing me to the sites. The number and variety of the alternative fonts is impressive. I see several that might work well for me.
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