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by jan
24 Oct 2016, 09:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Free music fonts
Replies: 23
Views: 10556

Re: Free music fonts

Thanks, Octo, for the clarifications. >I have some knowledge about OTF and TTF difference, however how it impacts just Finale is primary to me to know. The only impact I know is that my PDF printer (Foxit PDF) sometimes refuses to print document with OTF fonts in Finale. And OTF looks much (!) smoot...
by jan
23 Oct 2016, 18:02
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Free music fonts
Replies: 23
Views: 10556

Re: Free music fonts

Hi Octo, thanks for your hints. Here are my comments. >If I share my Finale documents on OS X with a user on Windows, shall we both use OTF? Good question! I should add it to the troubleshooting section. If you want to go cross-platform with the fonts, you should follow section 5) of the FAQ, i.e. "...
by jan
20 Aug 2016, 17:46
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Re: Visual Music Font Comparison

John, it took a few weeks, but meanwhile I was able to have a look at the original 1920 print of the Berg opus that is available at the Bavarian State Library Munich (Germany), https://opacplus.bsb-muenchen.de/metaopac/search?oclcno=165560844&db=100&Language=en . The scans are now uploaded at IMSLP ...
by jan
21 Jul 2016, 07:50
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Re: Visual Music Font Comparison

If anyone is interested in more background info on the music font comparison, Robert Puff from the OF NOTE blog published an article I wrote on music font integration in Finale: http://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/behind-the-scenes-the-music-font-comparison-from-elbsound-studio/ Jan http://www.rpmseat...
by jan
23 Jun 2016, 13:49
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Re: Visual Music Font Comparison

Thanks a lot for all your comments - especially John's: every constructive feedback helps to improve a product. If you like to support the JW Lua project(s) for Finale, you can donate to Jari Williamson ( http://www.finaletips.nu/index.php/download/category/10-plug-ins-for-mac ). As MakeMusic doesn'...
by jan
22 Jun 2016, 22:32
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Re: Visual Music Font Comparison

DatOrganistTho, thanks for the notice ! Yes, the Emmentaler seems to be an older version: 2.12.2. I will update it.
by jan
22 Jun 2016, 22:28
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Re: Visual Music Font Comparison

John, I don't know if IMSLP offers different outputs to different worldwide locations, but when I try to download the Berg score here in Germany it works fine (click on "Complete score" on http://imslp.org/wiki/4_St%C3%BCcke,_Op.5_(Berg,_Alban) ) . No empty pages. It also says "Public Domain" on the...
by jan
22 Jun 2016, 13:14
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Re: Visual Music Font Comparison

John, thanks for your input ! Here are my comments: First of all remember: it's just the output of an automatic conversion process of fonts of which many were not originally designed for use in Finale. It's not a manually fine-tuned layout. It's (unfortunately) also not a demonstration of the best p...
by jan
22 Jun 2016, 08:55
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Visual Music Font Comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 9955

Visual Music Font Comparison

I have created a huge visual music font comparison which includes more than 150 font families on four score excerpts. http://elbsound.studio/music_font_comparison.php The comparison was created automatically (!) in Finale with a JW Lua plugin I developed. It converts a Finale document to nearly any ...