Ciconia (v 1.6)
Ciconia is a font for expressing 14th and early-15th century music notation. Ciconia is designed to work in any music notation program or to be embedded within double-spaced word processing text.
Ciconia is presented as free for academic use (including usage in papers, handouts, and dissertations). Organizations wishing to use Ciconia in books or journals should contact me at email@example.com for permission. (I've granted permission at no charge every time so far, and will probably again, but I like to be asked...).
Other encodings: PC: PC Postscript (v 1.1?)
ClarFinger is a font I am developing for placing clarinet fingerings into scores. It also includes glyphs for half-holing keys and should have trill keys whenever I end up needing them.
ClarFinger is licensed under the same terms as Ciconia above. Individual composers may use it in their own works, but must get a license (free or fee, depending on how wide of a distribution) to publish pieces using this font. (Oh who am I kidding, I haven't asked anyone for a fee to publish any of my fonts yet--but you still gotta ask before publishing). ClarFinger is not a finished product, and there are no real instructions available.
Make sure you use a large font size. 12 or 24 won't cut it. Try 48 or bigger at least
Really--if you have Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 try Type 1 first then TTF.
Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjaerg has converted ClarFinger to an OS X .dfont which seems to work great. Thanks! Command Click to save to disk. If that doesn't work, this Zipped version might: use StuffIt Expander to expand.
Last modified: Feb. 4, 2006 to make the "banana" keys nicer.
Okay, in response to overwhelming popular demand (two emails), a little how it works:
If it looks bad on screen, it usually prints out fine (or vice-versa... hmmm...). If you need great screen quality, print to a PDF (google PDF995 if you can't afford Acrobat) and then zoom in on that image and do a screen capture.
For recorder and saxophone fingerings, Matthew Hindson has made free fonts.
Actually, if you like this page at all, go to his page. It's great.