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Norfolk font for Sibelius
Norfolk
The Norfolk family of fonts is a derivative of Bravura that is expressly reconfigured to work within Sibelius. Bravura is the first SMuFL-compliant music font family, designed by Daniel Spreadbury at Steinberg for Dorico, its scoring application.

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Steinberg describes Bravura as drawing upon the heritage of the finest European music engraving of the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a bolder and more substantial look than most other music fonts: thin strokes are slightly thicker than in other fonts, improving the overall “blackness” of the font and its legibility when read at a distance.

Because Sibelius does not support SMuFL (Standard Music Font Layout), a series of derivative fonts needed to be created in order for Bravura to be compatible with Sibelius. These fonts are:

  • Norfolk Std
  • Norfolk Text Std
  • Norfolk Special Std
  • Norfolk Special II Std
  • Norfolk Special Extra Std
  • Norfolk Ornaments Std
  • Norfolk Metronome Std
  • Norfolk Harp Std
Each Norfolk font is intended as a replacement for its analogous Opus font, with the exception of:
  • Special II, which is an additional font containing Bravura characters not found or easily replaced in Opus, such as precomposed octave clefs;
  • Harp Std, which is an additional font containing Bravura characters for use with harp techniques.
Included along with the Norfolk fonts is a house style designed to take maximum advantage of Norfolk’s characteristics. The house style is otherwise similar to Standard Opus (Plantin).


Limitations

For practical reasons, it was not possible to faithfully reproduce every symbol in Norfolk. Many of Sibelius’s symbols are actually composite symbols with intricate and tightly integrated positioning. Norfolk is, after all, a third-party font, and while we have tried our best to make it work as completely as possible, it is not as fully supported as the fonts that ship with Sibelius. If you have suggestions on how Norfolk can be improved, please contact us.

Credits

Norfolk derives its name from Norfolk, Connecticut, home of the Norfolk Music Festival, where Jean Sibelius conducted the premiere of his work The Oceanides during his only visit to the United States in 1914.

Matthew Maslanka of Maslanka Music Prep did all the heavy lifting porting Bravura to Norfolk, and creating the Norfolk house style.

Robin Walker is responsible for updating Norfolk Text Std with ligated dynamics and greatly contributed to the overall development of all of the fonts.

Bob Zawalich and Robin Walker developed the Norfolk Harp Std font and created the transfer document.

Bravura was designed by Daniel Spreadbury of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Special thanks to Sam Butler of Avid Technology, Inc., for permission to use to the Opus font structure in the course of creating Norfolk.

License

The Norfolk font family is made available under the SIL Open Font License, which means that the fonts are free to download, use, embed, redistribute with other software (including commercial software) or to create derivative versions. The only restrictions on its use are that they cannot be sold on their own, any derivative versions cannot use the reserved font name “Norfolk” or “Bravura”, and any derivative versions must likewise also be licensed under the SIL Open Font License. For more information about the SIL Open Font License, read the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions.

If you make any improvements or additions to the Norfolk family, you are invited to submit those improvements to NYC Music Services for consideration for inclusion in the fonts. Please consider allowing others in the community to benefit from any improvements you make by allowing NYC Music Services to improve the core fonts, rather than choosing to create a derivative font.

Feel free to download the font for your own use. The latest update was made on February 17, 2016. The bundle is called "2016-02-06”. Font versions are as follows:

NorfolkHarpStd-2016-02-06.otf
NorfolkMetronomeStd-2015-05-14.otf
NorfolkOrnamentsStd-2014-11-30.otf
NorfolkSpecialExtraStd-2015-08-02.otf
NorfolkSpecialIIStd-2014-11-30.otf
NorfolkSpecialStd-2014-11-30.otf
NorfolkStd-2014-11-30.otf
NorfolkTextStd-2015-05-14.otf

We ask you to provide your name and e-mail address when downloading the font. The font will be delivered to you via a link contained in the e-mail. This way, we can automatically notify you of updates to the font. Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone else.

PDF-BatchScale
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PDF-BatchScale
PDF-BatchScale quickly scales many PDF files to any size PDF. Originally intended to scale sheet music of different sizes, PDF-BatchScale should work on most PDFs, for any purpose. It’s the quickest way to resize many PDFs with one click!

PDF-BatchScale PDF scales the original PDF to the specified size of the output PDF by the largest percentage possible while still fitting within the dimensions of the output PDF. The aspect ratio of the original PDF doesn’t change, so if the output page size is different than the original PDF, Batch Scale PDF will automatically add margins to the output PDF as needed.

For both Mac and Windows.

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Simply drag and drop your files onto the application window, or click the Add button to locate them in your file browser.
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Choose from many standard page sizes, such as ISO, North American or music sizes, or input your own custom size.

Optionally change page orientation, add margins, and add a prefix or suffix to the filename of the newly-generated PDF file.

Specify a new output directory or use the source directory.

Credits

PDF-BatchScale was developed by Abraham Lee with input from Philip Rothman. Donations accepted by writing to Abraham Lee at tisimst (dot) lilypond (at) gmail (dot) com

License

PDF-BatchScale is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Registration via e-mail is required to download the app from this page. The app will be delivered to you via a link contained in the e-mail. This way, we can automatically notify you of updates to the app. Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone else.

PDF-BatchBooklet
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PDF-BatchBooklet
PDF-BatchBooklet quickly creates booklets from many PDF files. Originally intended to make booklets for sheet music, PDF-BatchBooklet should work on most PDFs, for any purpose. It’s the quickest way to make booklets from PDFs with one click!

PDF-BatchBooklet creates booklets by imposing the pages for printing. The original image size is retained. For instance, it will take letter-size pages (8.5”x11”) and impose them on 17”x11” paper. It can impose the pages to make a traditional booklet to be printed double-sided, or it can also make an accordion-style booklet to be printed on single-sided paper. An option to allow half-sheets is also available.

For both Mac and Windows.

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Simply drag and drop your files onto the application window, or click the Add button to locate them in your file browser.

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Choose Folded Booklet Order to create a traditional booklet for double-sided printing.
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Choose Allow half sheets to create a double-sided insert on the same size page as the original PDF.
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Choose Straight Page Order to create an accordion-style book for single-sided printing.
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Choose Allow half sheets for the last page in an odd-numbered PDF to be created on the same size page as the original PDF.
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Optionally add a prefix or suffix to the filename of the newly-generated PDF file.

Specify a new output directory or use the source directory.

Credits

PDF-BatchBooklet was developed by Abraham Lee with input from Philip Rothman. Donations accepted by writing to Abraham Lee at tisimst (dot) lilypond (at) gmail (dot) com

License

PDF-BatchBooklet is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Registration via e-mail is required to download the app from this page. The app will be delivered to you via a link contained in the e-mail. This way, we can automatically notify you of updates to the app. Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone else.