From: Stefan Ulbrich <stefan.ulbrich@st...> - 2005-09-13 06:43:08
Unfortenately I could not access the archive today, so I don't know if
this is already a solved issue.
How can I use a notation font file that gives a jazzy look to my scores?
if found one on
it's a ttf file but I converted it to pfa with ttf2afm and t1asm. I put
it into /usr/share/apps/rosegarden4/fonts (on ubuntu hoary) but I cannot
select it in rosegarden. What could be the problem? Do have to change a
configfile in rosegarden? is the font not usable?
thanks alot in advance
On Tuesday 13 September 2005 02:41 am, Stefan Ulbrich wrote:
> select it in rosegarden. What could be the problem? Do have to change a
> configfile in rosegarden? is the font not usable?
> thanks alot in advance
Try (straight out of my book, pg. 111) help:/rosegarden/nv-note-fonts.html
Looks like maybe you already did. It says:
Complete or partial support is currently provided for the following fonts:
Fughetta, by Blake Hodgetts; Petrucci, the "original" Finale font; Maestro,
the "new" Finale font; Opus, the Sibelius font; Inkpen, the Sibelius jazz
font; Sonata from Adobe; Steinberg, from the Cubase sequencer; and Xinfonia.
AFAIK it's hard coded on a per-font basis. You'd have to work out some
mapping thing so RG would know what to do with the glyphs in your font.
If you have a notation font installed on your system in a scalable format
(TrueType or Type-1) but it is not currently supported by Rosegarden, you can
create your own mapping XML file to describe the font's character map and
metrics in a way Rosegarden can use. These files are installed in the
fonts/mappings subdirectory of the Rosegarden installation directory, and a
number of samples are included with the distribution.
etc. etc. etc.
Damn, it rocks that I mentioned this obscure detail, even if all I did was put
in URLs to RTFM. It may be "badly printed and carelessly edited" and I'm not
even sure WTF "in a style that is harder than it looks" is supposed to mean,
but it's the best book about Rosegarden in the whole wild world. Wuhoo. Yay
for me, and for beer too!
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <dmmcintyr@...>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
you may have discoverd this already, but i'l notate it for posterity.
*MOST* music fonts available on the web use the same mappings as maestro. un-
fortunately, not NWCV15 etc. which you mentioned. i believe there is a free font called
simply "jazz" that uses the maestro mappings. i have it on my system though i'm not sure
where i got it.
if you can find jazz, or something like it, you can copy the maestro mappings file to a new
filename, then edit new file. for example, copy maestro.xml to jazz.xml then use vi to
change all the occurances of "maestro" to "jazz". save the file, restart rosegarden and
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