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Error in FAQ

From: Dana S Emery
Subject: Error in FAQ
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 23:55:45 +0000 (UTC)
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I submit this as a bug report because I didnt see any better way to bring the 
matter to attention.

Your text follows

What is engraving?

Originally, music was printed by stamping and engraving symbols mirrored into 
metal plates. The plates were inked, and paper was pressed to it, yielding a 
left-to-right printing. Hence, professional music typography is now known as 
engraving, even when it is done with computers today. People who do this are 
called engravers or copyists.


The initial word 'Originally' gives the reader the false impression that 
engraving was the first and only process used by printers.  That is false.  You 
completely ignore the well documented use of wood blocks and typeset music.  In 
London, typeset music held on against engraving into the late 1600's.

I realise you want to keep things simple, but this is a serious distortion of 
the history of music printing.

Consider the following.

Music was a technological challenge to early european printers.  Several 
processes were explored, including hand-carved wooden blocks, hand-drawing 
either the lines or the notes, movable type, and engraved sheets of thin metal 
(usually copper). Typesetting had the advantage of being more easily corrected, 
but in the end the abillity to do unimpeded layout and unanticipated notation 
gave engraving the edge; only todays computerized engraving has supplanted it 
by combining the advantages of all the approaches.


Please note that I deliberately ignore complications of inking and jobtitles.

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