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by benwiggy
13 Oct 2020, 12:37
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 6325

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: 6325

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: 12
Views: 1641

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: 12
Views: 1641

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: 12
Views: 1641

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: 12
Views: 1641

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...
by benwiggy
13 Sep 2020, 15:36
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: "Dorico dream"
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: "Dorico dream"

there are few things that i need to learn though, the Flow, and maybe some beaming adjustment etc. The use of Flows is one of the greatest features, for me. I produce a lot of works with multiple movements -- 'Et in terra pax' etc. Instrumental parts are created almost entirely automatically, with ...
by benwiggy
13 Sep 2020, 14:23
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creating a SMuFL font
Replies: 12
Views: 1641

Creating a SMuFL font

As my idea of fun, whilst locked-down with no internet, I decided to take Florian's unfinished "Sebastian" font, and convert it to be SMuFL-compliant. After a couple of weeks, I now have a functional, but limited font in Dorico, using the Sebastian glyphs. It's been a useful learning experience. Wit...
by benwiggy
13 Sep 2020, 13:35
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: "Dorico dream"
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: "Dorico dream"

even though i had to lost lots of my custom fonts .. i don't know how to convert it Maybe open Bravura in FontForge and swap your symbols, than save it again as Bravura. But that will lead to another repercussions! is it possible to do that ? i though it has something to do with json file .. anyway...
by benwiggy
23 Aug 2020, 07:49
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Notation program...
Replies: 78
Views: 6713

Re: Notation program...

Ehh, topic ... How good it would be to implement only the best from each notation program, even some seemingly simple functions, but with drastic optimization and even greater simplification. This is a contradiction. Any 'drastic optimization and even greater simplification' is going to bring limit...