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Re: Noteheads slightly too large

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Noteheads slightly too large
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:11:17 +0100
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Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> writes:

> The feta font files specify the notehead height to be exactly staff_space +
> staff_line_thickness.  I am assuming that in the conversion from ps to type1
> font with hinting, the notehead gets just a bit larger.
> I have rebuilt the feta font with a notehead height of staff_space + 0.8 *
> staff_line_thickness. It seems to avoid the overlap problem, but still
> appears to be full width.
> If this is acceptable, I will prepare a patch.
> Thanks,
> Carl
> <http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/file/n187152/noteheads.png> 

Your image only shows notes between staff lines.  However, a reduction
in notehead size will mainly make notes _on_ staff lines look too small
and/or unsymmetric so the image is not really useful for judging
potential _downsides_ of that change.  Can you do a more complete image,
including ledger lines and larger note values (half, semibreve, breve,

David Kastrup

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