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Re: blot_diameter

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: blot_diameter
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 19:02:16 +0100

> ...
> Good !  I've put in the patch, and, at the same time split out all
> ancient entries into a separate font: tex fonts (and PS fonts as well)
> can only have 256 glyphs. Almost half of the feta font was taken up by
> the various ancient glyphs.
> This means that all ancient notation files will be broken by the next
> release. I'm not sure what the proper solution is for allocating the
> glyphs. Maybe there should be separate font file for every "edition"
> (i.e. feta-hufnagel, feta-medica, etc.), so you can do
>    \property Voice. NoteHead  #'font-family = #'feta-hufnagel
> to set ancient notation. This approach would also get rid of a lot of
> conditional code for setting the glyph style. For now, the ancient
> font is called parmesan.

I'm afraid it's not that simple. Some of the current note 
head styles contain mixtures of several of these "editions".


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