Time Signatures

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Mapex2021
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Time Signatures

Post by Mapex2021 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:42 pm

Hi everyone,
was there an update to allow for customization over time signatures?

Kind regards,

Dan.

Richard
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Re: Time Signatures

Post by Richard » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:03 pm

Hi Dan - no, an update to support arbitrary time signatures is still not available.

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Re: Time Signatures

Post by Mapex2021 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:33 pm

That's a shame, but thanks for letting me know. Three is a possible workaround I've found, if only to use on small groove/fill ideas, like 4 Bars long etc.. Exporting the PDF, converting to a PNG file online, then using paint to srub out the 4/4 and replace it. I don't yet know the font style that is used for time signatures on charts yet mind.

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Re: Time Signatures

Post by Richard » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:41 pm

The font is the "Feta font" used by LilyPond (another music notation program).

These are the time signature glyphs:
https://lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Document ... ber-glyphs

One option would be to use LilyPond to render out the time signatures of interest to a PNG and paste them into your own image.

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Re: Time Signatures

Post by Mapex2021 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:55 pm

Hi Richard,
many thanks for the reply mate, most appreciated. Do I download the feta font from that page link? As I have tried but can't seem to see a download link. Cheers!

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Re: Time Signatures

Post by Richard » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:28 pm

I can't find a copy of the font files online either but it looks like you will have them after installing LilyPond (http://lilypond.org/download.html)

In the case of Windows, these are the files:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LilyPond\usr\share\lilypond\current\fonts\otf\emmentaler*.otf

The Feta font is contained within the font called Emmentaler.
(http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.19/Documenta ... taler-font)

In the case of Aered we do not process those font files directly. Instead we used LilyPond to render the glyphs we needed to SVG files and processed those.

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Re: Time Signatures

Post by Mapex2021 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:30 pm

That's awesome, many thanks for that mate, kindly appreciated!

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