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by benwiggy
23 Jan 2021, 14:00
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SCORE-based fonts
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: SCORE-based fonts

There has been some discussion, and should be implemented as part of the SMuFL standard, a font property related to a “size”. I wouldn’t expect any software to support this properly anytime soon since it’s an enormous undertaking creating even one font let alone multiple optical sizes and there’s r...
by benwiggy
23 Jan 2021, 11:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SCORE-based fonts
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: SCORE-based fonts

I remember reading an interview with one of the Adobe type designers - probably Robert Slimbach - who was expressing disappointment that software (such as InDesign) didn't auto-select the appropriate optical size. Apparently, that was the original plan. It occurred to me that as old Type 1 fonts had...
by benwiggy
21 Jan 2021, 20:30
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SCORE-based fonts
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: SCORE-based fonts

I think they say that Leland is 'inspired by', but not an exact copy. (In the same way that Hollywood films are often 'based on' historical events. :lol:)
by benwiggy
20 Jan 2021, 13:58
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Comparison of music text fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Comparison of music text fonts

No. 1 is the most "Traditional Modern" :lol:. But it could possibly be a bit heavier. 3 is second favourite. Again ,very much like classical engraving punch type.

No.4 is a kind of hybrid of the two.

What are they?
by benwiggy
20 Jan 2021, 10:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2257

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Nice tip! It's actually fairly easy to overwrite the OTF and relaunch Dorico with my test project. But that will be quicker. I'm going to add some more notehead types, now the noteheads are settled, and tidy up the ASCII end for Finale users. Then I'll release a 'beta' version for anyone who wants t...
by benwiggy
19 Jan 2021, 15:11
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2257

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

I'm glad you like the dynamics! Re the noteheads: Yes, that's bad. 1 space is 250 pt (in font apps), so Bravura's noteheads are +/- 125pt from zero. The Sebastian originals are +/- 147, which is quite a bit bigger, and that's what you're seeing there. I've aimed for +/- 134, to give a slight 'kiss' ...
by benwiggy
19 Jan 2021, 10:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2257

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Florian created Sebastian, and I started working on a SMuFL version during a rainy holiday in September. We've been discussing it together. I have adjusted some things: the note flags and flag rests, particularly. Florian created a lot of variations: I've selected what I think are the best. I assemb...
by benwiggy
19 Jan 2021, 08:32
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 77
Views: 16844

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

I know we've all got time on our hands at the moment, but..... ! :lol: Have you seen Tantacrul's video showing you the SCORE workflow? :eek: SCORE was fairly expensive - back in the days when software was very expensive. I suspect the only purchases were made by companies, whose copies are now eithe...
by benwiggy
18 Jan 2021, 15:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Labeling Underlaid Lyrics Derived from Separate Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Labeling Underlaid Lyrics Derived from Separate Sources

I would try negotiation: "I plan to do this." "No, we'd like you to do it this way." "In order to achieve that, I'd need some accommodation on the word count of the Figs." Could you set it in Short Score to save space? Also: one other thought. Surely the publisher should be typesetting it, rather th...
by benwiggy
18 Jan 2021, 10:37
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 20
Views: 2257

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Beautiful! Is that Sebastian? Here is a sample document designed to show off some of the glyphs in Sebastian. Obviously, it doesn't make musical sense and some aspects of the engraving will be Dorico's own (the lack of optical kerning on the cancellation naturals, for instance, which no app does we...