It is pretty a shame to know that most Chinese folk instrument players in Mainland China cannot read five-line staves (as they only can read Jianpu), while most of those who live outside of Mainland China can read them and do read them in most times.
However, I have a little feeling that this may be a big bang chance to boost up the sale of Dorico in Mainland China market.
I am not pushing anything, just have curiosity about Jianpu on the roadmap of Dorico development.
Will it be available in approximately Dorico Pro 4? or 5? or not decided yet? or too confidential to talk about?
P.S.: Jianpu was initially from France, then spread to Japan, then Mainland China. Some Mainland Chinese musicians (AFAIK, mostly teachers and professors among conservatories there) think that Jianpu “is a Chinese thing and shall be preferred comparing to Western 5-line staves,” and I don’t give this political correctness my four asterisks.
P.P.S.: According to my observation, Sibelius is famous in this market due to: 1) having cracked versions; 2) easier to learn than Finale; 3) having Jianpu add-ons purchasable from 3rd-party vendors (while Finale doesn’t have one). I don’t think software piracy is good, but I do believe that Dorico will provide better Jianpu engraving experience than any competitive product in this market.