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by Dave Keenan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Using Sagittal with notation software
Topic: BravuraMSS issues
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: BravuraMSS issues

Welcome melleweijters . My apologies for failing to notice your pending post for so long. I don't understand why I wasn't notified by email. I will investigate. It may have had something to do with me changing my email address recently. I'm so glad you were so resourceful as to be able to fix the pr...
by Dave Keenan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: Paul Rapoport
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Paul Rapoport

Paul. In the paper, you limited your investigations to notating EDOs using symbols representing 5-limit commas, and 1/n of those commas, but you encouraged investigation of higher harmonics. I understand you later investigated these yourself, as well as notations for JI. I'd be interested to know wh...
by Dave Keenan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: Paul Rapoport
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Paul Rapoport

Dave Keenan wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:12 pm
I have emailed the scan to Paul, and I await his approval to upload it here.
And here it is. Thanks Paul.

by Dave Keenan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: Paul Rapoport
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Paul Rapoport

Paul Rapoport's 24-page paper The Notation of Equal Temperaments was written in 1991 and published in 1995 in Xenharmonikôn 16. It was a major influence in the design of Sagittal — not so much for its symbols, but for its systematic approach to the meaning behind the symbols. This was aimed at expos...
by Dave Keenan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: New Olympian diacritics
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: New Olympian diacritics

Magrathean Diacritics I received the following query by email: ... I noticed SMuFL had a range for Magrathean Sagittal. Just wondering about the current state of the project, and what it would be like. I had difficulty finding what George and I had agreed on, about 5 years ago. So I thought I shoul...
by Dave Keenan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Administrative, forum or website issues
Topic: Timeout while preparing a reply
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: Timeout while preparing a reply

Grrr, this just happened to me. I was logged in via YouTube. Why not set it to -1 and see if the issue goes away? Jacob. I'm so sorry. I have done as you suggest, setting it to -1. Also, I got a message from facebook telling me to update some settings related to the Sagittal forum. These were proba...
by Dave Keenan
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: A proposal to simplify the notation of EDOs with bad fifths
Replies: 41
Views: 6939

Re: A proposal to simplify the notation of EDOs with bad fifths

I suggest that, to reduce the total number of symbols required to cover all the EDOs up to 72, we adopt the alternative notation for 58-edo described in the note at the bottom of page 15 of the XH article. i.e.

Change it from
58: :/|: :(|(: :/|\:
to
58: :/|: :|\: :/|\:
by Dave Keenan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Using Sagittal with notation software
Topic: Compose-key definitions for easy typing of Sagittals
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Compose-key definitions for easy typing of Sagittals

There is a wonderful keyboard mapping utility for Microsoft Windows called WinCompose, written by Sam Hocevar. Similar Compose-key products are available for Linux and MacOS. When used with the Bravura font and the definitions below, it will allow you to type Sagittal characters as easily-remembered...
by Dave Keenan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: A proposal to simplify the notation of EDOs with bad fifths
Replies: 41
Views: 6939

Re: A proposal to simplify the notation of EDOs with bad fifths

66 is 1:3:17 consistent. It is not 1:3:p consistent for any other prime p up to 19 (no higher primes were checked). So no useful JI-based notation is possible for it. But the following apotome-fraction notation is acceptable. Although :)~|: is not valid as 2 degrees, it's close. 66: :)|: :)~|: :/|:...
by Dave Keenan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: A proposal to simplify the notation of EDOs with bad fifths
Replies: 41
Views: 6939

Re: A proposal to simplify the notation of EDOs with bad fifths

Thanks George. I really appreciating you working on tidying those loose ends. Particularly the following, that affects so many divisions. Yes, I agree that where 13M is used as 1/2 apotome it can be replaced with 13L. However, in each instance we need to check that :/|): is actually valid as 13M (an...