Police d'affichage de notes style Renaissance
J'ai créé une police pour partitions ancienne, à utiliser
avec le logiciel Abc2Win
. Je projette de l'adapter pour les utilitaires postscript comme abcm2ps
ou Yaps. J'ai
utilisé principalement PfaEdit
pour adapter cette police
Fichier à télécharger
contenant les différentes sources du projet (y compris une police True
Type) : renaiss_music_font.zip (131 ko)
Exemple d'utilisation :
A partir du manuscrit trouvé à : http://memory.loc.gov/musdi/219/0154.gif
T:Air du branle couppé appellé Charlotte.
GGBB ccd2 | gz dz | cABc d2 G2 :: Gddd cdB2 | dz cz |
GABc AG | dz cz | GABc AG | dz ez | dcBB AA G2 ||
Le manuscrit original :
Ma transcription abc donne grâce à abc2win et mes notes :
Ce qui est très proche de l'original, tout en l'ayant un peu nettoyé.
[traduction en cours]
My aim is to generate electronic documents (ps or pdf for example) which could
look quite the same as the original but without the disavantage of only being
an image [here is some samples of such document : tunes
from Arbeau and tunes from
Playford]. And I've also some personal compositions I'd like to print in
the same way they could have been before ! :)
La police par défaut d'Abc2Win, pour le même air donne en transcription
Et avec abcm2ps :
Known problems :
At the moment :
- Some symbols still miss : I've only made the most important ones [and some
were not used in renaissance music, like trills, mordents,... , so we can
- Some symbols I've made won't display in Abc2Win : bass key, ut key because
only treble key is supported.
And the sharp notation refuses to be converted
in ttf with PfaEdit. It's maybe the emplacement that causes problem (I can't
get again the original flat either), or a bug in PfaEdit. (corrected now)
- Placement of some notes (8th notes), dot of dotted notes...
Extra lines are not displayed properly. (corrected now, but it's
not in the true type, so I can't do better)
- And so are eighth notes which are binded together (so write A/ A/ instead
A/A/, and use L:1/2 instead of higher ratio)
- There is no multivoice support with Abc2Win (but there was not either in
the partitions of the Renaissance Era)
For the future :
- The lines for the staves in renaissance music were printed behind each note
: it's obvious on the original Arbeau's manusript. I was surprised to discover
that it was quite the same with Abc2Win : even if it's not for each note,
it's for a small range of the staff, unlike Abcm2ps which draw lines independently
of the notes. So if it's still look a bit artificial on the ttf font I created,
because there is not a small 5lines-staff behind each note but a staff for
more or less 2 notes, there is no possibility to make it better with Abcm2ps
because it doesn't draw lines that way. Maybe with Yaps...
- Abcm2ps displays notes intelligently : there is more space for a half note
than for a quarter for example and it wasn't like that on renaissance partitions.
Abc2Win is more basic and it looks perfect for renaissance music !