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Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:17:25 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> 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.

That means that we probably should be focusing about how we can get
reasonable hinting for Feta.

Tablets and/or electronic ink are becoming increasingly important
players in music.


Now Feta has the advantage of following traditional music type shapes,
and those are designed for low resolution anyway as stamping with a type
does not really allow for integrated hairline shapes: fine lines have to
be etched separately.

David Kastrup

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