I made a font that can be used for inputting function harmony symbols in any software that supports OpenType features. For example, the input
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(_5>/DD-79-.> D-46-~~.3~-.~-.5)[s-n] _5T_~4 _6/D_~-9_~->_~-~_5-8 t_3G-8-~-7->=DD-5v-> T-469~~~358
This is only a proof of concept but I think if some of your are interested one could make this
- more feature-complete (f. e. add top notes above the symbol, complete set of altered figures, triple dominant, accidental glyphs, ligatures for numbers ≥ 10 that take only one horizontal space, …)
- more robust and easy to use (f. e. another input order of several lines of figures)
- more beautiful (better horizontal spacing, better glyphs f. e. for double subdominant or slashed subdominant)
- and maybe base it on a different font (I’d like Helvetica or a clone).
Edit: Another idea for the list above:
- Maybe one could make a Fontforge script that produces such a font from an arbitrary “base” font. Of course this would only work if one could make missing superscript glyphs like < with such a script. That script would take information about glyph widths etc. from a (probably hand-made) file, make a “bare” font containing (only) all the needed glyphs and then apply the features.