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Re: Noteheads slightly too large

From: tisimst
Subject: Re: Noteheads slightly too large
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:55:59 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:10 AM, Andrew Bernard [via Lilypond] <
address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Abraham,
> Thanks for this explanation. Now that I have read up on this, for TrueType
> at least, I see that FUnits, or font units are used, and that there are a
> given number of units-per-em for a specific design, say 1000 or 2048 and so
> on. I can’t find much reference to em-units - to me that suggests 'units of
> em’s'. Would it not be units per em? I assume this is what you are
> referring to, that fonts designed for lilypond are made with a metric of
> 1000 font units per em.

It's definitely possible I'm using improper terminology. What you are
saying is probably more accurate. I guess there isn't a consensus as to
what to call the font units (not that they need to). So, yes, in music
fonts, a staff height has traditionally been 1000 units-per-em. Thanks for
correcting me.


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