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Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:19:24 +0100 (CET)

>>> Is it for the web too?
>> No.
> Beg to differ.  Formatting for electronic display of music is one of
> the more important application areas for LilyPond.

Beg to differ, too.  A `web font' is essentially a font suitable for a
computer display with a (quite) low resolution.  In particular, such a
font contains hints to intentionally distort the glyph shapes, making
them render fine on such devices.

Lilypond fonts and its other graphical objects like slurs don't do
this.  It looks extremely ugly if you get `crystal clear' rendering of
a display font like Arial (or probably even an embedded bitmap for the
given PPEM value), while the rest of the score appears fuzzy.

> Hairlines have different visual function at different resolution, so
> for similar reading characteristics, at coarser resolutions letter
> shapes can't be as closed as at higher resolutions where hairlines
> can create letter shapes distinct from the gray level leading across
> the page.



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