NorMusicSMFL Font for DORICO is now "Soli" & "Tutti"

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Re: NorMusicSMFL font for DORICO (still under developement)

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NorFonts wrote:
26 Jan 2021, 21:35
Schonbergian wrote:
26 Jan 2021, 20:01
I don't understand the use of the thinner version on a score as small as that.
Maybe because you're used to a thicker version?... question of one's perspetive.
At those small staff sizes (where lines need to be proportionally thicker), it doesn't scan as well as the thicker version. The impression is different at larger staff sizes like those you posted initially.

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Re: NorMusicSMFL font for DORICO (still under developement)

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NorFonts wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 15:38
Now, do they look ok for you?
I tried my best to make the :forte follow the same italic angle of the :piano .
This is my personal opinion. I would like to hear what other people think.

But sadly, no, I don't feel it good at all. It is too thin and not enough italicised. It is going to be difficult to read from a distance.
I would suggest to print out all examples and try to play by yourself, from different distances. If you keep seeing some things and other have already disappeared, then it is not well balanced.
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Re: NorMusicSMFL font for DORICO (still under developement)

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Hi,

I was doing several tweaks and corrections with my NorMusicSMFL font, so I tried to generate four weights of the font: Light, Regular and Medium and. But from an optical point of view, Light, Regular, Medium are my favorite weights maybe I won’t go for the thick version. Please let me know what you think, any remark is welcome.

https://norfonts.ma/a-The%20Rite%20of%2 ... 4Light.pdf

https://norfonts.ma/b-The%20Rite%20of%2 ... egular.pdf

https://norfonts.ma/c-The%20Rite%20of%2 ... Medium.pdf


A huge thanks to Stave Taylor who engraved all the examples featured in this discussion.
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Re: NorMusicSMFL font for DORICO (still under developement)

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Hi,

Here’s a new sample of “NorMusicSMFL Light” music font, I’m expanding it to more than 1300 glyphs, so designing many glyphs from scratch again and again, the font is still under development, I hope you like this light music page layout it fits nicely NorMusicSMFL Light font:

https://norfonts.ma/NorMusicSMFL%20-%20 ... ending.pdf
https://norfonts.ma/NorMusicSMFL%20Ligh ... 20PART.pdf

However, I discovered that making a Regular weight class of 400 and a Medium weight class of 500 gives me some very consistent results.
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Re: NorMusicSMFL font for DORICO (still under developement)

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I just come to finish editing my new engraver music font NorMusicSMFL. I changed its name from NorMusicSMFL Light to just NorMusicSMFL, now it features more than 1400 glyphs, all designed from scratch. The font will be soon available on my website. I’m so glad that I made it! I actually started this project since last august, the editing was in daily process during 5 months and half… Enfin, je suis super content :smiley: Thanks all for your feedbacks.
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Re: NorMusicSMFL font for DORICO (finished!)

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Hi,

I wanted to keep you informed about the progress of my NorMusicSMFL font. Well, I’ve tried recently to clean up and remaster again my NorMusicSMFL, However I decided to change its name from NorMusicSMFL to something that deal with Classical Music practice, so I renamed the font as: “SOLI” (a light version font) instead of NorMusicSMFL. I then generated two font instances: Light and Medium (little thick appearance); the light version is SOLI while the medium sister version is called TUTTI. Below are two PDF samples using my latest improved fonts SOLI and TUTTI:

SOLI music font:

https://norfonts.ma/Soli%20font%20%E2%8 ... Adagio.pdf

TUTTI music font:

https://norfonts.ma/Tutti%20font%20—%20IV.%20Adagio.pdf

A huge thanks again to Stave Taylor who engraved all the examples featured in this discussion.

Both smufl'd fonts work fine with Sibelius and Finale.
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Re: NorMusicSMFL Font for DORICO is now "Soli" & "Tutti"

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Selecting the sister fonts Soli and Tutti in Dorico 3.5:

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I will soon put the two fonts on my website for purchase once I finish making some pdf samples. Soli and Tutti are sister fonts made from scratch,( both fonts work with Dorico 3.5, Sibelius and Finale and can be used on both macOS and Windows). The fonts will be available online by this weekend, I hope!
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Re: NorMusicSMFL Font for DORICO is now "Soli" & "Tutti"

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Hi, I just want to let you know that Soli & Tutti fonts for Dorico are now available for purchase:

https://norfonts.ma/product/soli-music-fonts/

https://norfonts.ma/product/tutti-music-fonts/
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