I’ve been following the Making Notes blog with great interest. As someone who writes hymns for congregational singing, the latest post on how Dorrico will handle lyric spacing has me especially excited.
Speaking of hymns, I belong to a particular Christian religious tradition that uses shape notes in our hymnals. Specifically, we use a seven-shape system where each of the 7 notes in the major scale gets a unique notehead shape (Do = triangle, Re = bowl, Mi = diamond, etc.).
Finale supports scoring music in this particular way (cf. https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Finale2012Mac/Content/Finale/Shape_Note_music.htm), but its handling of the flag shape for “Fa” (scale degree 4), where the flag direction differs depending on the location of the notehead in relation to the stem, has often required manual adjustment to get a pleasing result (cf. http://www.finaleforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2911).
For new hymns or new hymnals, I’d love for us to be able to use Dorrico for the final printed result. Do you have plans to support shape notes in Dorrico?