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Renaissance proportional tempo marking
I'm looking for advice on choosing a font file. I need to add a tempo change indication to a renaissance viol fantasia. The time signature changes from 4/2 to 3/2. At the point where the time signature changes, above the staff I want to add text consisting of a whole note, an equal sign, and a dotted whole note. Can you recommend a suitable font file for this?


Re: Renaissance proportional tempo marking
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I'm looking for advice on choosing a font file. I need to add a tempo change indication to a renaissance viol fantasia. The time signature changes from 4/2 to 3/2. At the point where the time signature changes, above the staff I want to add text consisting of a whole note, an equal sign, and a dotted whole note. Can you recommend a suitable font file for this?

The built-in StaffSymbols font (and StaffCueSymbols, which is basically StaffSymbols scaled down in size) has characters for a whole note and an augmentation dot. However, I don't think it has the "=" character. So you would need to concatenate or overlay multiple Staff Text objects to get these together.

There may be other notation fonts that have all of these characters available; I'll let someone else comment on that.

Mike

Re: Renaissance proportional tempo marking
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Mike-

That's a very promising start - thanks.

Peter

Re: Renaissance proportional tempo marking
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If you check out the text font (E.G. MusikTextSerif) in any of my font suites (E.G. MusikDingsSerif) the characters:
Dec 137 (Alt 137 - on numeric pad) = ë = quaver
Dec 138 = è = semiquaver
Dec 139 = ï = Crotchet with equals sign
Dec 140 = î = Crotchet
Dec 141 = ì = Minim
Dec 142 = Ä = Semibreve

N.B. you may need to use <alt 0137> instead of <alt 137> etc.  Or the character selector within NWC works well too :)

Normal equals sign is an equals <=> and a full stop (or period) <.> may make a passable augmentation dot.

My fonts are available on the NWC2 CD OR from the NWC site:
http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/uc/pardypack/index.htm

They are also available via the scripto http://nwc-scriptorium.org/ or my own website: http://zoundz.pardyline.com.au
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