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Many Henle examples erroneous

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Many Henle examples erroneous
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:57:25 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> Hello,
> In several prominent parts of the lilypond web:
> http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.5/Documentation/user/out-www/lilypond/Engraving.html#Engraving
> http://lilypond.org/web/about/automated-engraving/introduction.html
> one reads that the sharp lines and mechanical layout of Henle 
> editions are "typical faws of computer print: the staff lines are 
> thin, the weight of the flat symbol matches the light lines and it has a 
> straight layout with sharp corners".
> As far as I'm aware Henle hand-engrave all of their editions, and are 
> quite proud of it to boot! See:
> http://www.henle.de/usa/info/notenstich.htm 
> They say that their "razor sharp" typography is a result of this labor-
> ious process, "for the practiced eye of the engraver is still superior
> to the computer".

This is bullshit. Of course, the reprints of their old material is
hand-engraved, but any of their new stuff isn't (no surprise that
they're putting black/white photos about engraving).

FWIW, hand-engraved material is *not* razor sharp. This is because the
sharp edges of dies wear out quickly, giving a rounded look to the


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