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Font Mismatches (Was: Need Reference Output)

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Font Mismatches (Was: Need Reference Output)
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 22:17:45 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> >> It looks like the fonts I get may actually be correct (or at least in
> >> agreement with mainstream lilypond at the moment).
> >
> > We have century schoolbook for the PS output, by default. Perhaps you
> > were expecting Computer Modern?
> Ah, I think it all becomes clearer now: Rather to my surprise, Mac OS X 
> does NOT ship with Century Schoolbook TrueType fonts (Earlier versions 
> of MacOS must have shipped with it, because I distinctly remember the 
> font), and to the best of my knowledge, it's not available as a free, 
> legal download anywhere. Therefore, some substitutions are taking place 
> and the result looks less than great. If I substitute a family that 
> does exist on the Mac (e.g. Times), everything looks perfectly fine.

That's quaint; NCSB is a PostScript standard font.  There's even a
free version supplied by URW. Isn't there a way to have the
Ghostscript font be available on Mac as well?

> Is there a compelling reason to make Century Schoolbook the default 
> (apart from the fact that it's very readable) or is there a chance 

I thought it resembled the look of engraved music best. Also, there
needs to be a free version of the font available.


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