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Re: Alternative music font

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Alternative music font
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:58:32 -0200

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > It's interesting that you should mention that: that actually reminds
>> > me of one of my specific issues with Feta, namely that the curved
>> > centre line of its treble clef _does_ make it look to me as if it's
>> > leaning over backwards. Gonville's straight-backed version feels
>> > much more balanced to me.
>> That would be a bug.  How many degrees would you need to rotate it to
>> get it straight, in your opinion?
> Thanks to the great work on the SVG backend, I was able to do a test.
> I rotated the clef by 1, 2.5, and 5 degrees.
> Surprisingly, I could see small differences.  I'd think somewhere
> between 1 and 2.5 degrees would be about right.  I like the 2.5 degrees
> best at the top of the clef, but I think the tail needs to be adjusted
> a little bit to look right at 2.5 degrees.
> Even the 1 degree rotation appears better balanced IMO.

Good spotting!

We might also be able to fix things by moving the intersection (where
the 2 lines and the staff line) come together and the bulb slightly to
the right.

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