MidiDesign fonts...

Subject: MidiDesign fonts...
From: Miriam Rainsford (motet@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Sep 25 1999 - 13:33:43 EDT

Dear Jerome,

This is a forward of an explaination I got from Dennis. ( I have also
a lengthier explaination from John Croft which I can forward to you
privately if you like). I havent had a chance to try it out yet. It seems
to make things clear to me - the main difference is that you cant use the
usual note entry menus in Finale - I tried that and got some very bizarre
and random results!! I asked for a private response as I feared I was the
only technical newbie around here who wasnt sure what was going wrong! But
it seems a few of us have had the same problems... thanks for the forward
from Christian Texier too - the sites look interesting but unfortunately as
my French is terrible I cant really understand what he wrote. Could you
forward me a translation?

I cant recommend the fonts highly enough though - for someone like me
who writes for acoustic as well as electronic instruments and uses a lot
of extended performance techniques they are fantastic, and beautifully
done! There are some very intriguing ones in "Concreta" - one seems to
feature playing a Martini (stirred not shaken!) - keystroke ")"

Thanks and best wishes,


Forward of Dennis's message follows...
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 FORWARDED MESSAGE - Orig: 24-Sep-99 23:29
 Subject: Re: polices de caracteres
    From: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz INTERNET:bathory@maltedmedia.com
      To: Miriam Rainsford 114164,3616
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At 01:18 PM 9/24/99 -0400, you wrote: >It doesnt really explain how to set them up for >use with a program such as Finale.

Install the font normally. When you want to use it in a score, define a staff or score expression, and select it as the font. The purpose of the extensive keystroke conversion section in the font manual is so you know what to type to get the character.


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E-mail from: Miriam Rainsford, 25-Sep-1999

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