New music font in VHV

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Craig Sapp

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Jan 19, 2021, 8:13:55 PM1/19/21
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Hello **HUGers,

A new open-source font was released last week, and it is also included as the default font in MuseScore 3.6, which was also released last week:


This font is interesting because it is based on the font in SCORE (created by Leland Smith, who was a composer at Stanford University), which in turn is based on the music-engraving punches of the Schott music publisher. (the Leland font was designed by Martin Keary with some artistic modifications discussed by him in the above video).

I have added it to VHV.  When you load the VHV website, it is now the default font, but you can switch the music font (which will be remembered between sessions in the same browser) by going to the View > Music Font menu:


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You can also set the music font within a Humdrum file.  Here is an example setting the font to Petaluma, which is a handwriting-styled font that is suitable for jazz lead sheet displays:

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This uses the embedded verovio option system in VHV, which can be used to set other verovio layout options for a specific file:


-=+Craig



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