Re: round notes
Reply #27 –
I do, and did, understand the issue with the fonts internal name. I, perhaps mistakenly, assumed that the round note heads would be acceptable to Pat for either:
a) the vast majority of what she used NWC for.
b) All of what she used NWC for.
I too find the need to change back and forth a pain so instead of some of my charts looking "jazzed up" and some not, they all look "jazzed up". It just isn't important enough to me to change back and forth.
My guess is that Pat would feel the same about round note heads if it saved her a lot of work.
Alternative (non user text) symbol fonts in NWC is on the wish list. I know because I put it there, hopefully others have also. I agree that there could be users who expected NWC to come up with solutions for someone else's font to be fixed. This would not be a new phenomenon, there are ignorant people everywhere. The short answer should be - make your own, or check the scripto. I'm quite sure there are enough of us with the requisite skills to create/modify acceptable fonts for use with NWC should such a facility see the light of day, and be happy to publish on the scripto. Who knows, maybe even some commercial enterprise would take up the challenge and thus raise the profile of NWC.
On the other hand, I would gladly write a user tool to do the note head replacement thingy if I could. Unfortunately I don't have the time (and possibly not the talent) to become a programmer so I cannot.
The font modification I can do (with the right software) and have done for myself (the NWC2 jazz font I'm playing with). If my trial of Font Creator hadn't already expired I would also have already done the note head modification for Pat to try (about 10 minutes work). Getting the alignment right isn't hard. In any case, Pat has access to a font editor in Corel Draw (I believe) so this may well be the easiest answer for her. Otherwise, as soon as I can arrange to purchase the product (could be several weeks yet) I will do so and make the mod. available to Pat to try should she wish to.
...Shaped Notes... The request was made, then the requestors disappeared - It is ever thus, there are always demanding people who never really appreciate the time and effort that goes into fulfilling some of their "little pet projects/wishlists". You certainly have my sympathy.