MidiDesign fonts

Subject: MidiDesign fonts
From: Miriam Rainsford (motet@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Sep 25 1999 - 09:48:30 EDT

A forward of an explaination by John Croft - I thought I'd post this to
the group as we all seem to be having the same problems.

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 FORWARDED MESSAGE - Orig: 25-Sep-99 10:52
 Subject: Re: polices de caracteres
    From: John Croft INTERNET:john.croft@stud.man.ac.uk
      To: Miriam Rainsford 114164,3616
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Dear Miriam,

I'm replying privately, despite someone's request to reply to the
list - since the answer could get complicated and somewhat off-topic.
I haven't downloaded the manual yet, only the fonts. They are
beautiful, as you say - a shame that Microtona doesn't have the more
common 3/4-flat sign (back-to-front flat plus ordinary flat).

Anyway, I've spent the last 50 years trying to make Finale work with
different fonts and microtonal scales, so I might be able to help. I
went straight from using Finale 3.2 to Finale 98 - so although I've
never used version 3.5, hopefully things won't be too different. But
I'd need to know more about what exactly you want to do.

If you want to use Sonora as a font for the actual notes, then it
should be just a matter of selecting it under "Notation" in the
"select default fonts" menu item in the "Options" menu. Sonora is
smaller then most music fonts, so you will need to select something
larger than 24 pt. Because all music fonts have the same character
mapping (e.g. & = treble clef, ¦ = black notehead) you shouldn't need
to do anything else.

If you want to add the various symbols as expressions and
articulations, you need to using the expression or articulation
dialog, but I'm sure you know that.

If you want to set up a microtonal scale and use Microtona, it's more
complicated, but perfectly possible. Let me know if you want details.

If you want to do something else, or if there's anything else I might
be able to help with, let me know. (If you do decide it's relevant,
do feel free to post any of these answers to the group).

Best wishes

John Croft

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