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jnmusic
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   Posted 4/12/2016 3:18 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hello everybody!

I've been a Finale power user since… puh… 2006, I guess? And it's my first time in this forum – so, "Hello", here I am!

I recently came across a score with a neat chord symbols font that I really liked in terms of space requirements vs. readability.

Now, my PDF document of this score tells me the font is called SwissChords. But I haven't found any information on it. It certainly bears a resemblance to Helvetica/Arial/Zurich fonts…

So, does anybody know where I can buy this font? Any help is very much appreciated.

Thank you very much!
All the best,

Jo


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   Posted 4/13/2016 4:20 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I remember I read about a designer from Switzerland who constructed fonts for traffic signals, they were legible from a far distance. They look like that, but narrow style. You might investigate, but I think it is a font from '70 or even earlier.


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   Posted 4/13/2016 5:26 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm sure you'll have already tried a Google search, which seems to list this post as the only reference to "SwissChords" on the internet.

As you say, it does look like a 'Swiss' font, such as Helvetica, Univers, etc, so I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a particular weight/style of one of those faces that didn't fit the bill.


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   Posted 4/13/2016 9:06 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It's a custom made font by Dakota Music used in house only, based on Helvetica, hence the name.

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Dave


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   Posted 4/14/2016 5:47 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks for the information, Dave!


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