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Fingering on staff

Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 10:42
by OCTO
Should fingering that is placed on staff have erased background?

Re: Fingering on staff

Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 13:50
by tisimst
For a higher-contrast font such as you're using here (Old Standard TT Bold), then it may be useful because at these smaller sizes, the horizontal lines tend to fade away. A less contrasted font style with a bit more weight than the staff lines would be preferable so they stand out a little better if you intend to regularly put the fingering within the staff like this. Typically they're found outside the staff, but I realize there are reasons for doing it this way.

Re: Fingering on staff

Posted: 12 Oct 2019, 01:35
by John Ruggero
Dorico also erases the background when the fingering is set to "inside staff". This must be somewhat new to engraving, and a excellent innovation for any font that you might use.

Re: Fingering on staff

Posted: 13 Oct 2019, 18:41
by OCTO
tisimst wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 13:50
the horizontal lines tend to fade away.
A very good point, really I missed it! What other font do you recommend for fingerings? I prefer some older style.

Re: Fingering on staff

Posted: 24 Oct 2019, 15:36
by John Ruggero
OCTO, I changed my mind about the erase background option for fingering. When actually carried out for chords on the staff, for example, it creates many unattractive gaps in the staff lines.

I find the Maestro finger numbers at 12 pt to be excellent.