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Re: Lilypond font design

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Lilypond font design
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:53:15 +0100 (CET)

> > Whatever you do, *please* follow the guidelines in mf/README
> > (almost all ancient glyphs don't do that, unfortunately).  An
> > `exact' conversion would be really cool!
> >
> Well, I don't really know yet anything about font design myself
> except maybe the point that ttf/otf fonts have a wide variance of
> substitution rules that are possible to intergrate.

This isn't of importance for fonts containing music glyphs.

> But does Lily care about them?

Not directly (this is, Pango takes care of ligatures and the like).

> Anyways, I will have a closer look at the README. Do you think I
> should generate mf fonts?

Yes, definitely.  Starting with existing glyphs which then get
modified is not too complicated.


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