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Re: Font switching docs - add a font to LilyPond?

From: James Lowe
Subject: Re: Font switching docs - add a font to LilyPond?
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:36:00 +0000
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On 18/12/14 10:58, Urs Liska wrote:
> Am 18.12.2014 01:38, schrieb James Lowe:
>> Urs,
>> On 15/12/14 11:24, Urs Liska wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Abraham has sent me documentation for his recent font switch improvement
>>> to incorporate into LilyPond's manuals.
>>> However, there is one issue I'd like to sort out before I start editing
>>> the .itely files.
>>> Of course the documentation gives an example of the use of the new font
>>> selection function. But this will require the used font(s) to be
>>> installed on the build system because otherwise the build will fail.
>>> ...
>> This is a 'patch abandoned'. Take a look here and see if this is
>> something you can work with.
> Well, not directly. It rather tells me that it *is* a non-trivial issue.
> But I think that now that we have the infrastructure of switching fonts
> built-in with LilyPond the situation has slightly changed.
> So I "officially" propose to
> - ship LilyJAZZ, LilyJAZZText and LilyJAZZChord with LilyPond
>   as this is the most fundamental alternative (allowing for a completely
> different type of scores
>   while the other fonts are "merely" stylistic alternatives.
>   I would do so even if we can only ship the resulting font files.
>   It's somewhat less nice than having the MF sources like with
> Emmentaler, but e.g. TeXLive would
>   only say: Provide the sources if that's possible, otherwise use only
> the font files.
> - Host the binary font files in the lilypond-extra repository
>   (I can prepare a pull request)
> - Add something to the build process that copies those fonts to the
> right location in LilyPond
>   (I can look into that if someone points me in the right direction)

I'd also suggest that you re-open the tracker and update it with your
suggstions so we have somewhere to go back to instead of just this email


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