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Ed Pellow 19 Oct 99 - 06:50 PM
MMario 19 Oct 99 - 08:29 PM
Margo 19 Oct 99 - 08:32 PM
Jon Freeman 19 Oct 99 - 10:27 PM
Jeri 19 Oct 99 - 10:49 PM
Barbara Shaw 20 Oct 99 - 08:00 AM
Rosebrook 20 Oct 99 - 09:31 AM
Easy Rider 20 Oct 99 - 09:46 AM
MMario 20 Oct 99 - 09:50 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 Oct 99 - 10:53 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 Oct 99 - 10:57 AM
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Jeri 20 Oct 99 - 03:47 PM
Jo Taylor 20 Oct 99 - 07:05 PM
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Subject: Musical fonts for windows
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 06:50 PM

I'm looking for a windows font that easily allows me to incorporate basic musical symbols within a text document.

I've searched the various font sites that I know with no sucess. I have the 'cubase' font from my sequencer which gives more than the symbols I need, but it behaves strangely when included in a Word document.

I only want the most basic stuff (sharp, flat, clefs etc)but can't find anywhere except from those sites which want lots of money.

Any ideas?

Many thanks

Ed


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: MMario
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 08:29 PM

get the free noteworthy composer reader and you get several fonts with that....


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Margo
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 08:32 PM

Yes, that is the first thing that came to my mind. I use the noteworthy composer and I am very satisfied with it. I believe you can get to their site with www.noteworthy.com
Margarita


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 10:27 PM

Ed, what are you aiming to do? I see that you already have software that should be capable of producing both MIDI and a musical score.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 10:49 PM

If you download ABC2Win, there's a font - Breathnach - that comes with it. Sounds like what you're looking for.


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 08:00 AM

Anastasia is a ttf file on Windows. Has all the music notation symbols. What I don't know is if I acquired it somewhere or if it came with Windows.


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Rosebrook
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 09:31 AM

Jeri, I have ABC2Win - how would I use the font Breathnach in other windows programs (like, say MS Word). First off, how do I find Breath nach in ABC2Win?

rose


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Easy Rider
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 09:46 AM

If you download TablEdit, you get a musical notation font with it.

TablEdit

I think TablEdit is better software than Noteworthy, IMHO.


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: MMario
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 09:50 AM

you shouldn't have to find the font in abc2win. if you are using a windows machine it is installed in your fonts if you have installed abc2win.

so in word, select the font from the alphabetical list of fonts as you would select any font.

if the font is not installed in windows, go to control panel, fonts, add, and you should be able to install it in seconds.


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 10:53 AM

Not specifically about fonts, but this is an interesting site:

Music Notation Software


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 10:57 AM

Fonts for Music Software
Fonts for Music Notation Software


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
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Date: 20 Oct 99 - 11:25 AM

Jon - I'm after doing a couple of things: firstly producing lyric / chord sheets witout having to use a lower-case b as a flat symbol or hash for a sharp. I also need to write a couple of doucuments on basic music theory.

The trouble with the Cubase font and the ABC2Win Breathnach font is that the symbols are very small with regard to their point size. It's neccesary to use a fairly large size to read them. This of course gives masses of 'space' above and below each character i.e. if you use a big enough size to correspond to a 12 point text, all the other line spacing is messed up. Additionally, it's difficult to get the symbols vertically well centred alongside the text.

I've not tried the noteworthy fonts. Are these better?

What I really want is something that will give me the basic symbols that 'look' a similar size to text characters

Thanks,

Ed


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 03:47 PM

If you just want to insert notes, you can use the font like a regular windows font. If you want to insert all or part of a score, you can save an ABC score as a gif and monkey with it in MS Paint or other graphics program.

TST


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 07:05 PM

Or...rather than use a text editor or word processor, use a DTP program such as Adobe PageMaker. You can leave a space or three in the text line then drop in the symbols as separate text blocks, using whatever font size looks right - no problems with the leading then. Put them on a separate layer if required. This is what I've been doing with a violin tutor book for French children (no, I'm not writing it, just designing!). I use the TT font 'Musical Symbols' but can't remember where I got it - if you'd like it send me a personal message with your email address.
Jo Taylor


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 05:16 AM

B flat symbol. Uh..why don't you guys just use the font in your comments and we can cut and paste it? Talk, talk, talk about it...but, let's see it. It's not just a small "b", but raised. can someone just post it?


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 05:33 AM

Well, I can cut and paste it from wikipedia to a document, but not here...It shows up like this when I try to paste it here...B?ó.


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 05:47 AM

UNI-code musical symbols


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Subject: RE: Musical fonts for windows
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 05:50 AM

Well, Peter. If only you'd come along 11 years ago.... LOL

Thanks,

Ed


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