<snip>Conclusions The best way of solving this problem would be for NoteWothy to understand things like the beamed open headed notes indicating a trill and the big sort of percent sign that indicates a repeated figure. While you are at it, putting in notation for arpeggios, turns and other ornaments, also to be understood by the notation to midi-event processor, as simple grace notes are now, would be a good idea. In the end, the "Moonlight" example file should play as it does now, but with no hidden staves.
Failing this, nearly all numbers in NoteWorthy could be made signed floating point, including the "extra" note space attribute. The staff position attribute is already signed, and I understand from discussion elsewhere in this forum that the internal representation of things like stem lengths are already non integral, so this massive but straightforward overhaul, mostly but not completely confined to the header files, should be doable. True, a meaning and print representation for a tempo indication of "-33.333333" must be found, and notes probably shouldn't be allowed to migrate to the left of a note preceding them (though overlap really should be considered ok), but I have always found that being maximally canonical in language definition is best for both the user and implementer. (My day job, before I retired, was in software development.)
Finally, to those who have reacted to my previous recitals of obvious bugs with drastic consequences and minimal effort to fix by saying "what do you expect from a beta level product", I can only ask how many multiple years are legitimate for a so called beta test? Or is NW2, for all of it that has been done, really just vaporware? I hope not. NoteWorthy's unique ability as a superior sound-attached-to-notation generator is something I and my Club depend on, and while we could survive on NW1 indefinitely, I really would like to be able to print a score and not be embarrassed by it's appearance.
I would be reluctant to criticise anything but basic faults with the program.
Lawrie Thank you! Your suggestions are all workable, if not ideal. This whole area of trickery, like combining a text expression in a music font with the blank note head attribute, is something I had not thought of at all. I suppose with practice it will become natural, but I still would like to have NoteWorthy understand my intent directly.<snip>
Both Lawrie and my hacks show the need for NoteWorthy to make the system font always available and properly scaled as a Text font. NWC2STDA as a User Font only scales and aligns properly in a subset of available System sizes.
You need to search this forum to find out how to acquire xml2nwcc.exe - I am falling asleep as I type so can't do it for you just now. I think it's somewhere on the Niversoft site, but there's better info in the forum....zzzz
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