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by JoshNichols
09 May 2021, 17:55
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: How many fonts?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: How many fonts?

Oh my WORD. That looks horrendous. It feels aesthetically hairy.
by JoshNichols
02 May 2021, 03:22
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: MusAnalysis
Replies: 56
Views: 1207

Re: MusAnalysis

If this is as successful as the image provides, this will be the new standard for analysis. Can it do Neo-Riemannian stuff too?
by JoshNichols
25 Apr 2021, 02:47
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: How many fonts?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: How many fonts?

Reminds me of this, though I reconciled this by "playing" with Minion to achieve the effect, without the fuss of possibly several different fonts:
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My version:
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by JoshNichols
01 Mar 2021, 05:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 56
Views: 48031

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

NorFonts wrote:
28 Feb 2021, 11:55
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It looks like the blank sheet music staves were drawn in red!!!
As much as I don't like Satie's Music, This is gorgeous manuscript! I like the red lines.
by JoshNichols
24 Feb 2021, 21:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Ugly slurs
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Ugly slurs

That is atrocious. I wonder if that was "insisted" on by the composer... Part of me thinks that it was, because a principled engraver would never let that slide.... "but the house always wins."
by JoshNichols
23 Feb 2021, 02:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 13416

Re: Flat slurs

If the software can take it to the next level of making them optically correct, then that makes me happy. What about the current push for "variable" fonts? Do you see any possibility of a variable SMufL font, or is that way too much effort to develop and too complicated for Dorico to support? I sti...
by JoshNichols
20 Feb 2021, 02:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 13416

Re: Flat slurs

John Ruggero wrote:
18 Feb 2021, 21:24
Thanks, JoshNichols. That's good, because if that is the default size, the default is smaller than anything I've seen, and I would change it. But perhaps you made them smaller to deal with the spacing issues.
Hi John,

I didn't change the default. Everything Abraham is saying is right.
by JoshNichols
18 Feb 2021, 16:51
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New Musescore font video
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: New Musescore font video

I tried to get hold of SCORE year ago. Having now seen how SCORE works on a practical level, I'm glad I never got the chance. It makes Lilypond look user-friendly! :lol: He is right about the process: make the shape, then see how it fits on the page. Rinse and Repeat. Then do that 3000 times...! Sp...
by JoshNichols
18 Feb 2021, 16:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 13416

Re: Flat slurs

That's much better in Dorico. There are many things I prefer in Dorico, if only it could do all the things I need. The small clef looks too small to me (the curl at the bottom is touching a staff line). Is that the Dorico default size and can it be changed? And can it be moved vertically? There are...
by JoshNichols
17 Feb 2021, 02:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 13416

Re: Flat slurs

Yours is similar to what I get in Finale using the same method. One unanticipated problem was the clefs, which have to get out of the way of the slur but are not moveable in Finale since they are not mid-measure. So I had to add them in as expressions. Perhaps the same is true in Dorico: Ravel Exam...