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Re: proposal: second style for quartertone accidentals

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: proposal: second style for quartertone accidentals
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 23:12:05 +0100
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Maximilian Albert escreveu:
> Wow, that was both very fast and very helpful. Thanks a lot, Han-Wen!
>> I think it's best if all arrowheads have the same size.
> That was my plan anyway. This is all still very experimental.
>> Also, the brushed stem with the arrowed flat looks awkward. I'd also
>> try making it straight. 
> Even if that means altering the arrowed flat glyph so that it differs
> from the regular one? 


>> I think that they should not have variable shapes. Rather, the size should
>> be small enough to be either entirely in the space (not touching any line).
>> Also it, should be centered in the space or on the line, so 
>> its Y position should be rounded to achieve this.
> Since you have a lot of experience with these issues: I have found that
> precisely centering the arrowhead between the staff lines gives an
> impression of the head being too low, as if being "clamped" to the lower
> line (probably because its lower half is much darker than the upper
> one). Do you think this should be corrected by slightly shifting it up
> and thus leaving a little extra white space beneath it? Or is it better
> to retain the exact position, regardless of visual side effects?

Hmm, you have a point there. How does the position of the on-line glyph look 


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