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by tisimst
05 Jul 2021, 03:04
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fonts for Lyrics
Replies: 27
Views: 21483

Re: Fonts for Lyrics

Dan Kreider wrote:
05 Jul 2021, 00:53
On a related note, I’ve started using Equity by Matthew Butterick and LOVE it. It’s similar to Minion Pro but even narrower. Incredibly legible at small point sizes. I love Matthew’s fonts.
Equity is definitely another one of my favorites.
by tisimst
04 Jul 2021, 14:49
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fonts for Lyrics
Replies: 27
Views: 21483

Re: Fonts for Lyrics

I've used Linux Libertine O on a number of my own scores. It's a great one! Even used it as the font to publish my Masters Thesis in.
by tisimst
01 Jul 2021, 17:02
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A Swedish Song From 1903
Replies: 19
Views: 778

Re: A Swedish Song From 1903

Is anyone bothered by some of the idiosynchrasies of the music typeface (maybe it's just me)? The :n4 in the time signature being too low; :3r being slightly too low; :n looking a bit "crooked"; and especially the weird looking connection of the upstem flags with the note head ... I'm generally not...
by tisimst
26 Jun 2021, 21:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lyric font size?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Lyric font size?

David, yours looks just fine to me. As long as the x-height (as font designers call it) is close to 1 staff space, it should look normal to the eye. Slightly larger or smaller no problem, as long as it’s within +/- 5%.
by tisimst
26 Jun 2021, 16:31
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A Swedish Song From 1903
Replies: 19
Views: 778

Re: A Swedish Song From 1903

100% agree with benwiggy. That was the first thing that caught my eye.
by tisimst
07 May 2021, 18:30
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Sebastian v1.04 update
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Sebastian v1.04 update

Well done, both of you! This and the Mus... fonts are nice additions to the industry!
by tisimst
17 Apr 2021, 15:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: dots and triplets

Oh! Well that certainly is odd, then. Does make you wonder if it was intentional or just oversight.
by tisimst
17 Apr 2021, 14:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: dots and triplets

I’m no expert by any means, but in all my time of scanning through music, I feel like this falls on the omission side. I’ve seen many scores that will indicate such triplets for a few bars and then omit the 3 for any similar passage afterwards. Either way, it’s certainly confusing as it currently st...
by tisimst
16 Apr 2021, 01:04
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New treble clef
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: New treble clef

Dan, you are endeavoring to do something even more challenging than most attempt. When staying within the world of music symbols, you can take a lot of liberties when it comes to creating a cohesive design because most symbols don't have a lot of similarities. However, when trying to match up to a t...
by tisimst
13 Apr 2021, 05:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Drawing treble clefs
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Drawing treble clefs

Not only is the Treble clef hard to draw with Bezier curves, it's the hardest, period. Keep practicing. You'll get better. I've developed a few strategies over the years, which remain pretty consistent across styles. The one thing my "strategies" can't do for you, though, is give you a better "eye" ...