Old Music Standard

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Old Music Standard

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Here is my port of Old Standard, for use within music as text for expression, articulation and so on.
I have fixed the italic f in order to look similar to the stylised f.

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Fantastic, OCTO!!! This looks like the one I've been waiting for. Goodbye TNR.
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This is really, really well done. The letter spacing is a bit wide, but it grew on me almost instantly. Bravo.

You should post this on Music Engraving Tips, as well as a few other forums, if you haven't already. If you're not on Facebook, I'd be happy to post it, if you have a link or suggested means of making it available.
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Dan Kreider wrote:
21 Sep 2021, 01:45
This is really, really well done. The letter spacing is a bit wide, but it grew on me almost instantly. Bravo.

You should post this on Music Engraving Tips, as well as a few other forums, if you haven't already. If you're not on Facebook, I'd be happy to post it, if you have a link or suggested means of making it available.
Thank you. I find a wider spacing somehow useful within music, having in mind Espressivo font (but too wide spacing).

No, I am not on the FaceBook, you can post the link there I would be more than happy, thanks for that.
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I like the wide spacing and would actually prefer more space between the two l's in Allegro, which seem to be touching. Also the left sloping line on the capitol A is a little too thick for my taste:
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This is great OCTO! Thank you very much. However, I noticed the ligature œ does seem to match very well. But thank you again.
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David. wrote:
24 Sep 2021, 06:45
This is great OCTO! Thank you very much. However, I noticed the ligature œ does seem to match very well. But thank you again.
This is because the "oe" ligature doesn't exist. It's borrowed from a template.
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I will fix all that in the next version.
Please report any other issue.

One thing is that if you zoom to 1000% you can see many things perhaps you wouldn't like, however when printed it is not likely to be noticed at all.
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There's a world of Czech composers who would love their names to be in this font. Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček, ....

I'd also suggest that the <> glyphs are too large, compared to most other fonts. They are usually just big enough to 'enclose' the x-height.

But a really lovely font. Thank you. Well done on all your hard work.

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