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by NeeraWM
15 Apr 2024, 12:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Page size order conventions

I guess it depends from the context. If you're looking into an encyclopedia or phone book, of course it will be last+first name.
On a book's cover, it is first+last name.
So... yes, it depends :-D
by NeeraWM
15 Apr 2024, 12:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Page size order conventions

I don't get it, both Calogero and Salvatore can be first names.
Did you want to say that we present first and last name in a non-common order?
by NeeraWM
15 Apr 2024, 10:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Page size order conventions

paper size isn't math. This looks a lot like math to me! Geometrically, a sheet of paper is a rectangle, unless I'm missing something in your statement. I like your reflection on Westerners associating this coordinate system to what we write a lot. What about cultures (like Japanese) that read vert...
by NeeraWM
14 Apr 2024, 23:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Page size order conventions

there's no "rule", there's no need for it. Interesting. So, lacking specification, if you see 9x12, what do you think? In Italy, there is a convention I discovered today (!) among the library system that states that the first number is the height and the second number is the width. That i...
by NeeraWM
14 Apr 2024, 20:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Page size order conventions

since most paper used in publishing is in portrait mode, I generally presume that the shorter number is the width, and the longer the length. most writing paper here is measured this way: 8.5 x 11 (letter), 8.5 x 14 (legal), etc... So this is your assumption based on habit and experience, rather th...
by NeeraWM
14 Apr 2024, 19:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Page size order conventions

Hello there, hope you are all well! Million-dollar question: when you see the description of a page of music, let's say 9x12 in or 250 x 320 mm, what do you visualise? Is the first number indicating the width or the height? Please motivate your opinion with specific countries' conventions. You will ...
by NeeraWM
11 Apr 2024, 22:03
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Alternative to CutePDF - for macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Alternative to CutePDF - for macOS

I've not been able to find a definite answer on their website, but have you tried Acrobat Reader, the free version? It has plenty of features already, and Combine may be one of them. Alternatively, with an Adobe account and going to acrobat.adobe.com, you can combine files online. Alternative that a...
by NeeraWM
21 Mar 2024, 18:46
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Lyrics in foreign language: italics of not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Lyrics in foreign language: italics of not?

As a BTW addendum, in Scottish, English and Irish poetry &c, ‘adieu’ has usually been pronounced rather differently from the French word, although generations younger than mine (I'm 83) seem inclined to pronounce it as if French, even when they are speaking English. I wonder how it is pronounce...
by NeeraWM
21 Mar 2024, 14:56
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Lyrics in foreign language: italics of not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Lyrics in foreign language: italics of not?

I will keep it in Regular, then.
Thank you for confirming.