I think my work on Florian’s Sebastian font has reached a sufficient level to be tested by anyone who wants to have a try.
I’ve tried to give a unique and consistent feel to all the ‘text’ characters: e.g. dynamics, numerals of all sorts: time sigs, ottava, fig bass, fingering, tuplets, etc. These might be characterised as slightly lighter, to improve clarity, but hopefully not as ‘bleached’ as some early computer fonts.
There are still some things missing and incomplete: Jazz ornaments (they’ll be pretending to use pen anyway ); alternate noteheads, and who knows what will happen with different Engraving Options.
Of course, much of the distinction may be so subtle as to be pointless. A notehead is a notehead, by and large. (And if it was radically different, it would be awful.) But it’s nice to have options.
One of the great things about Dorico is that you can simply use a different font in the Font Styles menu for a group of features; or just substitute individual chars in the Music Symbols Editor.
Anyway, with 828 glyphs, I give you the first beta of Sebastian. Do let me know what’s good and what’s not, and what’s missing.
Sebastian_b1.zip (93.1 KB)