I found the original message from David Jez with his attempt at U=20
+266A in my archives; here it is, for anyone who wishes to do =20
anything with it. Note that the original post only included a =20
generated .ttf, not an .sfd; still, it at least provides something to =20=
work with for that pesky character needed for MES-1 compliance.
Cody "codeman38" Boisclair
Begin forwarded message:
> From: David Jez <dave.jez@...>
> Date: February 4, 2005 3:47:27 AM EST
> To: Stepan Roh <stepan@...>
> Cc: "Cody B." <cody@...>, dejavu-fonts@...
> Subject: Re: [DejaVu-fonts] U+266A (musicalnote) and U+266B =20
> Hi all,
>>> Two glyphs that might be useful to add to all the DejaVu fonts, =20
>>> at least
>>> in my opinion, would be musicalnote (U+266A) and musicalnotedbl (U=20=
>>> I've seen these glyphs used in some DVD subtitles to distinguish =20
>>> lyrics from spoken dialogue, an idea which was in turn borrowed from
>>> closed captioning for the hard-of-hearing on US/Canadian television.
>> Interesting. I'll add it to Plans.
> Ofcourse, sounds good. Look & check my quick first try. =20
> Attached .pdf
> sample and Dejavu-Sans.ttf. This can be easy copy into Mono and =20
> face is easy too. But i don't try how it appears in Condensed variant
> and i must create Bold variants (and do it wider than 1024) too...
>>> Possible GPL sources for these glyphs include the IBM Courier font
>>> included with X11 (cour.pfa) and the GNU freefont families
>>> <http://ftp.gnu.org/savannah/files/freefont/>. It's not as if these
>>> glyphs need to be font-specific, after all-- though perhaps the =20
>>> sizing and
>>> positioning of the glyphs can be tweaked to better fit Vera's =20
>> DejaVu fonts are not under GPL. Original characters are (c) of =20
>> (and licensed under Bitstream Vera Fonts Copyright/License), all
>> additional changes are in public domain. This prevents reuse of =20
>> GPLed (or
>> any other, I must say) glyphs.
> Don't worry about license and GPL fonts, better is created =20
> from original Vera strokes, all geometry primitives that you need is
> present :-).
>> Have a nice day.
>> Stepan Roh
> "... Why am I loved only when I'm gone?
> Gone back in time to bless the child ..."
> - Tarja Turunen from Nightwish=EF=BF=BC=EF=BF=BC