From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 18:58:21 CDT
On Sep 5, 2005, at 3:01 PM, Patrick Andries wrote:
> With Samuel Thibault's, help I have put together a proposal
> regarding some Western musical characters : <http://www.hapax.qc.ca/
I'm a composer and music copyist; your proposal looks pretty good to
me. However, I have two points to raise.
1. If the reference glyph for MULTI-REST is changed, I fear that it
will break existing fonts and documents. I hate to say it, but it
might be better to just live with an improperly named character
(perhaps MULTI-REST = breve rest, H-SHAPED MULTI-REST = multi-rest?).
2. While it would be good to have a code point for the the H-shaped
multi-rest, I can't think of too much actual use for it. Unlike the
other rest symbols, the H-shaped rest shrinks or expands as necessary
for justification, which makes a non-typographical implementation
3. If we are going to put the H-shaped multi-rest in the Standard,
it's probably worth doing the same for the diagonal multi-rest. This
looks like a bar of the same thickness as the H-shaped rest, sloping
from lower left to upper right (1st line to 5th line, generally about
2-3 times as wide as the height of the staff); it has much the same
usage as the H-shaped rest. Perhaps this should be seen as a font
difference, but I think that occasionally the two symbols are used in
the same score.
> Input much appreciated.
> P. A.
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