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From: Janek Warchoł <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: shortened flags affair, part 7 - downstem full-length 64th and 128th flags
To: Carl Sorensen <address@hidden
W dniu 16 marca 2011 00:25 użytkownik Carl Sorensen
> On 3/15/11 3:24 PM, "Janek Warchoł" <address@hidden
>> there is quite a lot of space between flag and the notehead in case of
>> downstem 64th and 128th notes (at least compared to 16th and 32nd
>> flags). I *suppose* these flags were made this way because they were
>> intended for use with both shortened stems and full-length stems, and
>> if the gaps were smaller, the flags would look bad on shortened stems.
>> However, we are going to have dedicated flags for shorter stems soon,
>> so maybe we want to tweak the design of 64th and 128th downstem flags
>> to something roughly like suggestion.png?
> I prefer the new ones to the old ones, but I think that all of them need
> further adjustment. In the words of Read (p. 80)
> "For each additional flag beyond two, the stem is extended by two staff
> degrees [1 staff space -- my addition], and the new flag is drawn parallel
> to the previous one(s), with the additional curved line joining the curved
> line of the first flag."
> In the 64th and 128th flags currently in the Feta font, the lines are not
> parallel at all, and I think that makes the flags look unbalanced.
Personally i don't like this, too. I didn't touch it because it seemed
as an intentional feature, but if we want to change it, i'll prepare a
fix so that other developers may discuss it.
However, i think that we shouldn't make flags totally parallel - doing
so would change the "feel" of the font very much, and i'm not sure if
it would be an optimal solution, too.
> P.S. Janek, Amazon has used copies of Read in paperback for $9.97. At that
> price it may be worth purchasing.
Thanks for info! i'll consider this.