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by benwiggy
22 Jun 2022, 10:57
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 4.1.10 update
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Dorico 4.1.10 update

There's a small update of Dorico out today; mostly full of minor fixes and improvements to the recent 'large' 4.1 update. But most of interest is something that addresses a long-standing limitation: Previously, manual edits to staff spacing would be undone if pages were manually inserted before them...
by benwiggy
10 Jun 2022, 08:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Steep slurs
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Steep slurs

It may be entirely personal preference, but I find the 'verticality' of the last bar of A and B to be difficult to look at. Do you mean that you would prefer centered beaming? I know I would. Looking across your A and B examples, as the slurs become increasingly vertical, they seem to lose their pu...
by benwiggy
09 Jun 2022, 17:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Flat beam question

Just a thought about the 8va thing. I'm not sure having seen the 8va symbol in older editions (because I'm not that familiar with them), but then it must surely have been an abbreviation of ottava , not of ottava alta as in modern notation programs? Abbreviations of this sort (usually in superscrip...
by benwiggy
03 Jun 2022, 11:47
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Florian's Nepomuk - and reimagining a Durand score
Replies: 17
Views: 3795

Re: Florian's Nepomuk - and reimagining a Durand score

Just to update: v2.04 now has even better kerning(!), a few more characters (including the T caron for Kaťa Kabanová), some discretionary ligatures for fj and ij, and other improvements. https://github.com/benwiggy/nepomuk/releases I'm hoping that's probably reached a sufficient level of ... suffici...
by benwiggy
02 Jun 2022, 15:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: harmonic diamonds on whole notes
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: harmonic diamonds on whole notes

The lopsided-ness comes from two things: firstly that the diamond is not as wide as the semibreve note; and also from the notional 'stem' to which the noteheads are attached.

Alternatively, you could create a playing technique with the diamond shape, which would always be centered on the notehead.
by benwiggy
01 Jun 2022, 17:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 4.1 and iPad 'lifetime' purchase
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Dorico 4.1 and iPad 'lifetime' purchase

Dorico 4.1 is now out: with more MIDI editors, notably the dynamics lane. Lots of improvements to Lyrics: individual syllables (or characters) can be edited with different styles; ignore punctuation in alignment; elision slurs can be adjusted globally. It also warns you if your open project is modif...
by benwiggy
01 Jun 2022, 17:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 6276

Re: Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud

Ooh nice. One really great feature of Illustrator is/was that you could open a page from a PDF file, edit it, and 'put it back'. On a related, but disappointing note: FontExplorerX is being EOLed. They stop selling it at the end of June, and support only til July 2023. I guess everyone who needs it,...
by benwiggy
01 Jun 2022, 06:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: harmonic diamonds on whole notes
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: harmonic diamonds on whole notes

Dorico uses the "White Diamond" Notehead set for harmonics, and SMuFL provides different noteforms in diamond style to match each of the notehead types. I agree it's a curious decision; Daniel does know it's not ideal and needs revising. You can change this very easily in the Notehead set editor: re...
by benwiggy
23 May 2022, 10:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 6276

Re: Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud

Just to update this list, 2 years on: The Affinity suite of apps has addressed many of the shortcomings, particular those with importing PDFs. Inkscape is now much more user-friendly on the Mac: it's available as an application bundle, without any additional installations. For web editing, Pinegrow ...
by benwiggy
20 May 2022, 18:01
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Florian's Nepomuk - and reimagining a Durand score
Replies: 17
Views: 3795

Re: Florian's Nepomuk - and reimagining a Durand score

Actually, I've just done a 'hot-fix'. Small caps are a little thicker; a couple of rogue glyphs have been fixed, and the kerning may or may not be improved.