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by Florian
05 Jun 2020, 11:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

I took Tantacrul's thesis to be that Dorico doesn't give a new user a smooth initial impression, and since first impressions count for many, it is in Dorico's best interest to improve this situation. Yes, but not necessarily. I had been using Finale for a decade when Dorico came out and I got the h...
by Florian
22 May 2020, 09:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

And when a UX designer with years of music notation software experience misses key elements in a program after 8 months of study and use, one wonders whose fault that really is. He can only have missed these things if he deliberately chose not to read the manuals or ask for help. Seriously, would a...
by Florian
28 Feb 2020, 20:33
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Metrico: Font for metric equations
Replies: 18
Views: 8714

Re: Metrico: Font for metric equations

It does work for me in LibreOffice (6.3.4 on Manjaro Linux). It just doesn’t have quarter triplets (3qqq), only a single quarter triplet (3q) and eighth triplets (3eee). The display in LibreOffice is not optimal (it is cut off above the regular line height) but print preview, pdf export and print a...
by Florian
18 Nov 2019, 17:59
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Community creates a textual font
Replies: 31
Views: 19326

Re: Community creates a textual font

Actually this task is much harder than what I expected. Any suggestions how to embolden a font properly is welcome. There’s a reason why you can get a university degree in type design. Don’t expect Fontforge’s automatic weight conversion do get you anywhere near a usable result. Properly changing t...
by Florian
14 Oct 2019, 11:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 30
Views: 6262

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

75 / 25 % looks about right to me.

I'm definitely not a fan of those solid hooks. They look awkward at best. (Why don't we start using differently dashed or dotted staff lines, too? With a bold solid middle line. That should improve orientation...)
by Florian
28 Sep 2019, 08:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 30
Views: 6262

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

Florian, the Dorico is excellent and has a nice vertical, but what does the default look like? Unfortunately I can’t show you because that would mean to reset ALL my engraving options to the default — unless I want to do some surgery on the user data xmls for which I don’t have time. But I think it...
by Florian
27 Sep 2019, 09:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 30
Views: 6262

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

You can get pretty close by changing three engraving options and saving them as default in Dorico:
ottava_dorico.png
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Unfortunately, it’s still impossible to get the vertical position of the line right. Oh well...

For what it’s worth, I hardly ever used Finale’s built-in octave lines. I had my own.
by Florian
25 Sep 2019, 09:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Clef for cue notes
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: Clef for cue notes

Definitely b), I think.
by Florian
20 Sep 2019, 14:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Staccatos on invisible noteheads
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Staccatos on invisible noteheads

A matter of taste? I would center the dots above the stems.
by Florian
05 Sep 2019, 16:43
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 10
Views: 8405

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

A quick update: The normal version of Figurato should work fine with Dorico 3. There’s no need to use FiguratoMac any longer if you’ve upgraded.