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Re: Issue 486 in lilypond: chord fonts in OSX

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Issue 486 in lilypond: chord fonts in OSX
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:17:52 -0300

2007/10/1, Hans Aberg <address@hidden>:

> I think this was discussed, and it then looked like a problem with
> 'fondu'. But now it looks like a problem with the font Verdana. If I
> look into the /Library/Fonts/, Verdana does not have any file name
> extension. By contrast, /System/Library/Fonts/, the name is
> Helvetica.dfont, a fondu works with Helvetica (modulo that the
> accidentals are not printed). So it seems that fondu can handle some
> font formats that Mac OS X can handle, but not all.

MacOS X has this weird scheme where data can be stored in different
"forks" (IIRC resource or data fork). This makes it look as if the
file has 0-bytes lenght, but the data is actually somewhere else in
the filesystem. Can you check if this is the case for verdana? ls -l
/Library/Fonts should tell you whether this the case. In any event,
fondu should work with all types of mac dfonts.

In any event, maybe should we ship a sans-serif font too, so chord
names have uniform appearance across platforms. Any suggestions which
would be the best font?

Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden - http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanwen

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