There's a reason that programmers don't write in Assembler anymore, but use higher-level code that can construct abstract concepts. Computers should be here to save us from tedious repetitive tasks, not to give us more of them!
I dare say there's something in the code of SCORE that could be useful, if re-purposed into a modern app --from the sound of WinScore, it's just a Windows XP party frock, and is in just as much danger of becoming obsolete.
Interestingly, while researching, I came upon this post in an Adobe forum from Sept 2020:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/type-typ ... -p/9765342
So someone ("Juergen0D44") is working on dragging Score into the 21st century, it seems.Hello, I work in music publishing, and work collaboratively with two colleagues in an effort to create a music typesetting program that would enable "legacy files" of a defunct, 16bit MS-DOS music typesetting program to be read and editable. This particular MS-DOS app, given the technology at the time, made provisions only for postscript type 1 fonts. Specifically, it allowed reference to all type 1 fonts contained in the Adobe Type Basics set.
By now, the type 1 fonts in this Adobe set are deprecated. In our current software development, we are drawing to screen via postscript, but to display these legacy fonts, we have to rely on emulated fonts, which is less than ideal, and a serious obstacle to processing legacy files properly.