Re: Next step for easier custom music font switching
Abraham Lee <tisimst <at> gmail.com>
2014-07-20 14:43:33 GMT
Thanks for your thoughts.
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 3:47 AM, Janek Warchoł
<janek.lilypond <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Btw, just to make sure: have you seen
> https://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/detail?id=4014 ?
Yeah, I saw that and I think it's awesome!
> A thought: i'm missing the possibility to set the weight of the music
> font used by LilyPond for a particular score. In other words: let's
Yeah, that makes sense. That's exactly how Feta (Emmentaler) is
designed. Each optical size has a different weight, where "heavier"
ones are designed for smaller print sizes and "lighter" ones are
designed for larger print sizes. In the font files, they are actually
the same size.
The challenge here is how each of the glyphs get "heavier" or
"lighter". This is a non-trivial design problem. I guess we could use
FontForge's ability to uniformly change a font's weight, but I think
this automagic change might not be what we really want (maybe it is).
If you look at what changes the weights of the different optical text
fonts, you'll find it's more than just making all the lines thicker
(which is what FontForge does). Even Feta doesn't change like this
through the different sizes. It changes more in some places than in