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## Re: [somewhat-OT] tweaking Lilypond PS/PDF output in (e.g.) Illustrator

 From: Kieren Richard MacMillan Subject: Re: [somewhat-OT] tweaking Lilypond PS/PDF output in (e.g.) Illustrator Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 11:06:54 -0500

```Hi, Han-Wen, etc.:

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you have to install both the Century Schoolbook font, and the feta- alphabet fonts so Illustrator recognizes it. I expect that you will need to convert the feta-alphabet* fonts to TTF, eg. using fontforge.
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Okay, I've installed fontforge and converted all the Lilypond fonts, and Illustrator now recognizes them on import of the PDF (i.e., it doesn't warn and/or substitute). If anyone wants a set of all the Lilypond fonts, I'm going to make a package with TTF, OTF, and Type 1 font versions, and can email them to you (or maybe we should put the package up on the Lilypond site somewhere?).
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That being said, there are two more problems...

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1. Although Illustrator doesn't complain anymore about the fonts themselves (by name), it does say "To preserve appearance, some text has been outlined." In the file, all of the non-note scripts (markup, rehearsal marks, instrument names, titles, bar numbers, etc.) appear as question marks, even though they are defined as the correct font and when I click on them and type, they are not outlines. Any idea what might be going on there? It's not a *huge* deal to retype the items in Illustrator, but on larger scores, I'd rather save the effort if I can.
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2. I've noticed that several scripts are double-engraved (i.e., there are two copies of the same item in the PostScript) -- again, it's not a huge deal, since I just delete on in Illustrator and retype the other (as per note #1). So far, I'm sure that the instrument name and initial tempo indication (\mark \markup...) are examples of this phenomenon, but I'm assuming I'll find more as I proceed.
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Best wishes,
Kieren.

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