The Pointing Hand

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benwiggy
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The Pointing Hand

Post by benwiggy » 17 Dec 2018, 09:50

I just want to share my dissatisfaction that the Pointing Hand never became the standard musical symbol for a Repeat Marker.

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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by tisimst » 17 Dec 2018, 13:04

Yeah! That’s such a straightforward and precise indicator system. I’m with you, benwiggy!
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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by John Ruggero » 19 Dec 2018, 17:12

Nice, but is it SMuFL-compliant? :)
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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by Florian » 19 Dec 2018, 22:24

Well. The SMuFl committee seems to be aiming for utter completeness, and Ben has obviously got a valid source for that symbol, so we should probably raise an issue in the SMuFL repository! :)

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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by John Ruggero » 19 Dec 2018, 22:59

Definitely!

In the meantime, can one import it into Dorico as a graphic so the staff lines show through?
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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by Florian » 19 Dec 2018, 23:26

Of course! ;)
I suppose you could even replace one of the boring common repeat markers with this one. Oh, and apply a nice color to it!

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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by John Ruggero » 20 Dec 2018, 13:56

Amazing! What a wonderful world is Dorico!
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Re: The Pointing Hand

Post by benwiggy » 21 Dec 2018, 09:58

Florian wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 23:26
Oh, and apply a nice color to it!
This comment has just inspired me to create a python script that adds a sepia tint to a PDF....!
I used a character from Adobe Wood Type Ornaments font. It needs turning 45º, of course.
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