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Re: About issue 4931 make \deadNote work with different fonts

From: tisimst
Subject: Re: About issue 4931 make \deadNote work with different fonts
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:27:02 -0700 (MST)

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:06 AM, Thomas Morley-2 [via Lilypond] <
address@hidden> wrote:

> I had a look at
> ...

Just for the record (and maybe this is the wrong place to record it), I
thought I'd clarify some confusion in the thread referred to in the above

1. There is no "Feta" font. It's called "Emmentaler", but it consists of
two sub-sets of glyphs: "Feta" (the classical notation glyphs) and
"Parmesan" (the ancient notation glyphs).

2. Since Emmentaler comes in 8 different optical sizes, the commands to
load them only require the root name "emmentaler" to load them all.

3. The fonts are located, not in the system's font directory(s), but in the
program's own font folder, typically

4. To use Emmentaler (or whichever is the main font, if using an
alternative) for a grob that supports the font-interface, it can be set via
the 'font-family property, but the value isn't 'emmentaler, it's 'feta
(sigh). It's a shorter name, which is nice, but it isn't _technically_

5. In a \markup, the fonts can be accessed directly with the real font
name, like "emmentaler-23".

6. In the NR, section A.8 is entitled "The Feta font", but the opening line
starts out with "The following symbols are available in the Emmentaler

In other words, there's some inconsistency floating around.


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