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by benwiggy
17 Apr 2020, 07:56
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Figurato in Dorico Elements?
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Figurato in Dorico Elements?

You might better served on the Dorico forum. However, to answer your question: No, I don't think so. Elements has no Engrave mode, and that it where the Font Styles are. You can of course ask someone with Dorico Pro to set up a template file for you; or it might be possible to create a .doricolib fi...
by benwiggy
10 Apr 2020, 20:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nightingale source code
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

Re: Nightingale source code

My copyist's hand is pretty shocking. Perhaps it would be better with more practice, but...
by benwiggy
10 Apr 2020, 08:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Re: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules

I suppose that once a symbol becomes established, it's hard for it to change without good reason, whereas in the days when the symbol (or a particular form) is yet to be established, then it's fair game. But it's interesting how many symbols have 'thin and thick' aspects, originally from italic nibs.
by benwiggy
10 Apr 2020, 08:20
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nightingale source code
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

Re: Nightingale source code

Nightingale was the first notation app I used. You had to add the barlines manually. You added music "left-justified" until you couldn't get another bar on the system, and then carried onto the next system. When you finished, there was a command to stretch the music out to fill the width. This is (u...
by benwiggy
04 Apr 2020, 14:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Re: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules

There is of course a 'symbiotic circle' of engravers choosing symbols that people are accustomed to seeing, and people being accustomed to symbols that engravers have chosen. I'm also intrigued by the "jazz" faux-handwriting convention, which again is what people expect to see, yet is, to my eye, an...
by benwiggy
04 Apr 2020, 09:08
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Effect of Notation process on engraving rules

I mentioned this in passing on another thread about Notation Software, but I thought I'd give my rambling discourse its own thread. I was wondering about the extent to which engraving 'technologies' -- quill pen, italic nib, woodcut, moveable type, plate, stencil transfer and ultimately computers --...
by benwiggy
13 Mar 2020, 11:42
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: If Dorico had Dorico...
Replies: 8
Views: 5768

If Dorico had Dorico...

I was transcribing a piece by Palestrina into Dorico, when I suddenly noticed that the 16th-century printed source I was reading was ... by Dorico! :grin: So I then started thinking: what if Dorico had Dorico? A short time later, I produced this page in the style of a 16th-century partbook: Palestri...
by benwiggy
10 Mar 2020, 07:27
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 41
Views: 24092

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

Discussions here about the limitation of computer engraving have made me wonder: to what extent have the capabilities and limitations of plate engraving informed notation itself? In other words, is notation the way it is because of what could be achieved by plate engraving (and moveable type, etc)? ...
by benwiggy
09 Mar 2020, 18:08
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 41
Views: 24092

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

Now I've seen Dorico, but ... he's not yet a complete professional program, sorry, and he's not so intuitive about simple work and finnish product even now on v3.1.10. I have already seen in him many things that will not be solved from the ground up. A lot of this is thought more mathematically. I ...
by benwiggy
08 Mar 2020, 21:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 41
Views: 24092

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

No matter how good, there's little merit in resurrecting old, unsupported apps. Even if you can get them to work today, there's no guarantee that they'll work tomorrow.