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by benwiggy
19 Oct 2020, 16:55
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

I downloaded MS because I came across some cappella files that I wanted to open and then export as XML. However, it crashed every time I tried to open each one.
by benwiggy
16 Oct 2020, 07:00
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

OK, so I have basically understood nothing. Shall I convert my font to another OTF type, benwiggy? No. OTF fonts are perfectly fine. OpenType is a more modern format, the lovechild of PostScript and TrueType. :???: The only fonts that are affected are the 'original' Mac typefaces with separate prin...
by benwiggy
14 Oct 2020, 17:49
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

Ah: I see the confusion. OpenType can contain Type 1 PostScript data, but the font format itself is OK.

It's only the original 1980s Type 1 LWFN fonts, which have separate files for printer and for screen, that are on their way out.
by benwiggy
14 Oct 2020, 09:21
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

There's no problem with font characters within existing PDF documents. (There would be an almighty hoo-hah if PDF Readers stopped displaying documents with old fonts!) The PDF format is itself a 'dialect' of PostScript, and the font data from whatever source is encoded in a way that's part of the PD...
by benwiggy
13 Oct 2020, 12:37
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

Type 1 / TT TrueType and Type 1 are two different things. TrueType fonts are still supported and should work fine. Apparently, Windows stopped supporting Type 1 in 2013. Apple may well phase them out soon. If the OS doesn't use them, then any notation apps that need them won't work either. MM does ...
by benwiggy
11 Oct 2020, 11:44
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

Adobe will stop support of Type 1 fonts in 2021. Photoshop (and presumably the rest of Creative Cloud applications) won't list them in the font menu.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/an ... fonts.html
by benwiggy
01 Oct 2020, 21:03
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

I presume the finished result will be free and open-source -- if we use any glyphs from Bravura, it would have to be! We're using github to collaborate, so the files are public, though unfinished. I dare say we could just copy over every glyph from Bravura that we didn't plan on creating. But TBH, t...
by benwiggy
15 Sep 2020, 12:15
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Can we create fonts collaboratively via Github? Just curious. Yes! The "UFO3" font format saves each glyph to a separate file, and Florian has written a fontforge script to build the .otf font and .json file directly from the UFO3 files. So we can work on different glyphs and upload our files. (Git...
by benwiggy
14 Sep 2020, 08:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

Scripts for FontLab and Glyphs are found here: https://github.com/w3c/smufl/tree/gh-pages/scripts The script for fontforge only works on versions released in 2019 and earlier -- they used python2, and now FF uses python3. Florian wrote a new script, which is here. https://github.com/fkretlow/fontfor...
by benwiggy
14 Sep 2020, 07:07
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Creating a SMuFL font

waiting here to learn ... Well, most of it is just putting the glyphs in the right places, at the right scale, and in the right position relative to the baseline. (And, as Bach said, the font just makes itself! :lol:) You have to create anchors for noteheads to show the stem attachment positions (t...