I changed LSIris.otf to LSIris.ttf and put it in the folder: Dorico 3.5/fonts.
The j.son-file I put in the metadata-folder together with Bravura etc.
After changing the desired font-name in Engrave/ styles it works fine in the score - BUT the music-notes still are the “old” bravura. And in the Engrave/Music Font I only see Bravura and Petaluma. What’s wrong?
Are you on a Mac? If so, double click on the .otf file which will open the fontbook app to install the font in the system. Then restart Dórico and all should be well. (Leave the JSON file where it is.)
The JSON file must be in a folder of the same name, and both names must be the same as the font name. I note that the font’s filename has no space: however, that might not matter if the actual ‘font name’ has a space. You should be able to see the name of the font in another app’s font list.
Most SMuFL music fonts don’t have Alphanumerics, so it’s not surprising that you’re getting weird characters when you use it for text.
Not sure if you solved this yet, but I came here to try to solve it too. I had to find a couple more sources. I bought the font from Notation Central. Their instructions got me going in the right direction.
Move the .json file to this directory…
Library/Application Support/SMuFL/Fonts/LS Iris/
I had to create the SMuFL and obviously LS Iris folder. That did the job! (the LS Iris font was already installed on the system by double clicking the .otf file as described above)
FIRSTLY: I still cannot get LS Iris-music-font to show up in Dorico 4 under Library/Music Fonts.
In Programs/Steinberg/Dorico4/fonts/metadata/ I find bravura_metadata.json and petulana_metadata.json. There is no Smufl-map anywhere in the sub-maps. And I have tried to change the name to LS Iris_metadata.json
Nowhere I find this: Library/Application Support/SMuFL/Fonts/LS Iris/ - I have created that and put the LS Iris.json in there. No result.
What have I to do exactly in Windows 10 and the newest Dorico 4.1 ?
NEXT: About the text-font LS Iris.odt. It is in the Windows-fonts, and I can use it in a score. But it is useless, because the letter b does not exist. (Please see my first post that started this thread).
The LS Iris is a beautiful font, and I look forward to use it someday.
A Font. This is a normal OTF or TTF font, but has no text characters, only music ones. You should not expect to use LS Iris for text in Word, and getting substituted glyphs from a system font is normal.
A JSON file. This contains extra data which a font file can’t contain.
The location for this file is described here:
I have now tried to restart after changed name in C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Dorico4\fonts\metadata to “LS Iris.metadata.json” just like “bravura_metadata.json” in the same folder. No sign if the font in the open program Dorico 4 under library/SMuFL fonts = Music Fonts