Matthew Hindson Fastmail Account wrote:

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:

The Graphire font (Revere) is not even the same character order, and it has
some sort of zero-width parameter, so it can't be used as text in other
documents -- characters appear one on top of the other. I'd experimented
unsuccessfully with using it in Finale ...

What you'd do in this case (using Fontographer or whatever) is to clear the characters in the Maestro font, but not the widths. Then paste in the characters from Revere into what's left of Maestro (using the Maestro character slots), also carefully preserving the Maestro widths. Tedious for an hour to be sure.

It would of course be illegal to do this most likely - what is the status of 'abandonware' these days?


"Abandonware" is still protected by copyright -- there is a series of hearings and testimony is being taken by the copyright office concerning such things as how to handle the copyright issues, how much of a search is sufficient to protect an individual should he/she use copyrighted materials without permission. The copyright office is aware of the problem and is trying to sort it out, but under the law, the full copyright still is in effect even for what is apparently abandonware.

Of course, it may not be abandonware at all, it may just be dormantware, which is something that may rise out of the ashes of its former existence.

Witness the Notion program being developped these days -- it is clearly trying to be a Phoenix rising from the ashes of MusicPrinterPlus, even though there has been a 10-year (at least) dormancy, during which time MusicPrinterPlus could easily have been viewed as abandonware.

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