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Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:55:24 +0100
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Am 09.01.2013 19:37, schrieb Dave Crossland:
On 9 January 2013 12:07, Werner LEMBERG<address@hidden>  wrote:
The font should cover the most important languages used for
`classical' vocal music, especially operas.  This includes Italian,
German, French, Czech (e.g. Dvořák), Russian (in Cyrillic), English,
probably Hungarian (Bartók).  Today it's common that the original
language is typeset in upright shape, and a translation in italic, but
sometimes it's vice versa.

I've also seen a transliteration (using IPA) instead of a translation,
so covering the IPA characters for the above languages would be useful
Assuming 4 styles (reg bold italic bold-italic) for that character
set, I'd estimate $40,000 is a minimum.

I'm sorry, but I have to throw in a number, just to add some different perspective. If you'd happen to get lucky and get a contract to do an edition for Henle Urtext Edition (as a musicologist, not as a typographer), you'd have to prepare about 1.400 printed pages (i.e. about 2.5 times all 32 Beethoven Sonatas).

It's the same misrelation as between artists/musicians and the other professions around :-(


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