No. As you said, both outer voices are in fact outside the staff, which speaks to centering the rest. Additionally, the proximity to the following note is close enough when placing the rest in the centre, which also results in the least vertical movement.John Ruggero wrote:Just so that I understand your style more clearly:
In measure 1 of your Dorico example, would you override the standard position of the first rest so that it can be closer to the note G that follows, even though both of the other notes are off the staff and there is no other pressing reason to move the rest?
If, however, the following bars had one of the voices slightly inside the staff and movement of the inner voice resulting in a natural rest placement consistently one step below the note following it, I would probably follow this pattern, even in a measure with both outer voices outside the staff.
My point in disagreeing with your statement that Dorico's placement of the initial middle rest was 'incorrect' was simply to say that there could be differing opinions, and that these are the kind of situations where an application that tries to follow a complex set of rules sometimes may have trouble finding the best possible placement. I agree with you that there are numerous cases of less than ideal rest placement in the Dorico example, and I would expect these to improve as the program matures, but it's already a lot better than the competition, at least compared to Finale and Sibelius.