The Engrave > Music Fonts dialog will only list SMuFL-compliant fonts for which Dorico can locate the JSON metadata files that tell Dorico how it can use the font. In version 1.0.10, such files are not read from the proper location stipulated in the SMuFL specification, but rather from inside the application bundle (i.e. right-click the Dorico icon in your Applications folder, choose Show Package Contents, then go into Contents/Resources/fonts/metadata, where you will find the bravura_metadata.json file). If you have the November2.json file, put it alongside the existing bravura_metadata.json file, and it will then show up in the Music Fonts dialog.
The forthcoming 1.0.20 update will allow Dorico to use the correct location for SMuFL metadata. I know that Robert is also working on an update for November2 that will automatically install the metadata file in the right location.
Are you looking in the Font Styles dialog or the Paragraph Styles dialog? You should be able to choose all extended styles in a font family in the Paragraph Styles dialog, but the Font Styles dialog only currently allows the choice of the basic four families (roman, italic, bold, bold italic).
Dorico imports the rests as they are shown in the original MusicXML file. If you select them and hit Delete, you should find that they start to be consolidated together with the rests in the other sounding (or I suppose it is more accurate to say resting) voice.
Daniel, I’ve imported a longer piece into Dorico and it’s very time consuming to change all the rests (which were notated a bit strange in the XML-File). I hope it will be possibile to make this faster in this future: a filter option for rests to delete them all in one go or an option during XML-import to notate rests without any forced notations or at least signposts to find these forced rests much easier.
This workaround doesn’t work for rests.
I’ve attached a few bars. Another strange observation: if you select the first rest of bar 2 (Trumpet 1), the second rest will be selected as well (because the rest was a dotted half rest in the XML-file). In the properties this rest isn’t shown as “forced”. Test Import.zip (1.51 MB)
At the moment, it’s impossible, but we will rework this as soon as we can so that you can use any font. You’d have to employ a really foul workaround for the time being, e.g. creating a special version of the font that tells the system it’s a regular weight, but is actually e.g. the condensed weight.
Will your re-working include the ability to mix styles within the same verse lyric (i.e. roman and italic, to distinguish editorial emendations, and for macaronic lyrics)? You did say this you would get to this, in response to my question on a MakingNotes post. The absence of this means that I will (reluctantly) continue with Sibelius for choirbook transcription work for now.
I’m really impressed with Dorico, and looking forward to 1.0.20, and to what it will become in future.