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UTF8 Ā Č Ĕ Ł Ř Ś Ţ Ů Ŵ Ý Ž (if the ten charcters to the left on this line appear as garbage, this file will be only partilly helpful)

This font lets you type, with single keystrokes, simple rhythms and virtually all lead-sheet chord shorthand straight into word-processed documents. For example:

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  • Your word-processing software needs to support superscript and subscript for you to take full advantage of this font.
  • Please note that the font is designed to work within the vertical confines of normally spaced text lines. That's why the notation in the font can only do rhythms and no pitch.
  • Here's a PDF file containing keyboard layout and examples of how to produce the sort of symbols displayed above.
  • To make the font easier to use on both UK and US keyboards two character pairs produce the same sign: [1] @ and " produce a natural sign; [2] # and £ produce a sharp sign. Only $ produces a flat sign.
  • Use XPTChords.ttf for full coverage of lead-sheet and roman-numeral chord abbreviations.


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  • Note-name letters ABCDEFG are for chord names, abcdefg for note names.
  • Notation symbols are on keys H, I, J, K and L (after ABCDEFG).
    Semibreve (whole note) is on S.
  • Actual notes are on lower-case H, I, J, K and L; rests are on upper case (except S).
  • Time signatures are basically arranged in QWERTY order (QWRTYUOP), crotchet (1/4) values on lower case, quaver (1/8) values on UPPER case.
  • Ties are on _, ; and \.
  • All single-digit numerals are as usual.