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Sigler Music Fonts

JazzText Font
For Macintosh
Thank you for purchasing the Jazz Font Set by Sigler Music Fonts. By the time you read this, you should
have already run the file Jazztext.sea.hqx which decompresses the font onto your hard drive. Assuming
youve already done this, just install the font onto your system, (see instructions on Installing Fonts below),
and you're ready to go.
The selection of bracket characters makes this font special. You can use these brackets for enclosures, such
as boxes, with a hand-written appearance. You can also make brackets over the top and/or bottom of your
text. Also there is a collection of musical notes and symbols designed to look hand-written. For a full set of
musical symbols, you can purchase the full Jazz Font Set at http://www.jazzfont.com.
The JazzText font
To use the enclosing brackets in the JazzText font
1. Type the text you want to enclose. For this example we will create the expression
f8.:t0 Ttxt. With the enclosing brackets it will look like {f_ 8_ _._:_ _t_0_ _T_ t_xt|.. Keep in mind that there
are several types of enclosing brackets. This example uses only one.
2. Now that youve typed the words Enclosed Text its time to enter the enclosing brackets. Enclosing brackets are in one of two
categories; end brackets and in-between brackets. End brackets belong at the beginning and the end of the expression, and in-
between brackets belong in-between letters in the text. The in-between brackets fill in the space between the end brackets, or the
beginning and the end of the text.
3. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text, before the first letter. In this case, its the letter E.
While holding down the OPTION key, type the number 3. This will give you the first, or leftmost,
bracket of the enclosed text. (We know the keystrokes for this character from looking at the
explanation of special characters below). Your text will now look like this: {f8.:t0 Ttxt.
4. Now place the cursor at the end of the expression (or after the letter t) and, while holding down
the OPTION key, type 8. Now the words Enclosed Text will have brackets on either end, but they
will be unconnected in the middle. The text, if left alone, will look like this: {f8.:t0 Ttxt| .
5. To fill in the space in between the two end brackets, you simply need to insert the middle bracket
character in between the remaining letters of the text. Place the cursor between the E and the n
and while holding down the OPTION key, type 6. Type the same character between all of the
remaining letters of the text. Your text will now look like this: {f_ 8__._:_ _ t_ 0_ _T_t_ xt|..
Practice creating other enclosures using different shapes. Experiment using different lengths of end
brackets and in-between characters. Note that if you use longer brackets in between letters, you dont have
to enter them between every single letter in the text. My favorite enclosing brackets are _Tttj . This
expression doesnt even require an in-between bracket because the length of the end brackets cover the
distance from end to end.
The Jazztext font: Explanation of Special Characters and their Keystrokes
Below is a list of the special characters in the JazzText font and their keystrokes. The primary special
characters in the text font are brackets and musical notes. Use the in-between brackets for longer words or
extended phrases.
Character: Keystroke: Other notes:
_ in between character is backslash _
) _ Example: h t :8 Hutt)
_ _ in between character is __
j _ Example: _5:.:j
this is a lone character used for extremely short
_ __ encasing such as the number 1 encased in brackets.
Example: _Ij
_ __then__ in between character is ___
j ___ Example: _5:._ : _ 80 _Tl_t 08.j
__then__ in between character is __then__
} __then_ Example: T t 7t |tt : 8 0.5.}
{ __then_ in between character is __then_
} __then_ Example: {5_ ttt_ _ httt}
{ __then_ in between character is __then_
} __then_ Example: {0.5_. _. |l8t}
_ __then_ in between character is __then_
, __then_ Example: _I_ _ t _ T_ l_ t_ 0_ 8.,
_ __ in between character is ___
, __ Example: _7t_ |tt_ |:t_ 5:._ :, _ Tt_ 8 0._ 5. _. |l8t,
{ __ in between character is __
| __ Example: {|_ l_ 8t|
Character: Keystroke: Other notes:
[ __ in between character is __
| __ Example: {i_ t0 _ C:_ tu|
| ___ in between character is __
` ___ Example: |I t X`
| __ in between character is __
` __ Example: |7 t|t t |: t 5:.:`
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__then_ Example: =-)
__then_ Example: =I))
s __then_ Example: s-)
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Great time has been taken to get the fonts just right. However, please feel free to make suggestions on how
to make them better.
You can E-mail me at: rsigler@jazzfont.com
And if you prefer snail-mail, the address is: Sigler Music Fonts
3705 Media Lane
Bowie, MD 20715
Installing and Removing Fonts
Installing Macintosh PostScript fonts
Macintosh PostScript fonts consist of two parts: a PostScript file which is sometimes known as the printer
font and a bitmap file which is sometimes known as a suitcase file because it looks like a little suitcase.
Each of these files must be installed in its proper place for a PostScript font to work.
Installing PostScript fonts in System 6 or earlier versions
Installing a PostScript font in Macintosh System 6 (or earlier versions) requires using Font/DA Mover.
You can find Font/DA Mover on the Utilities 2 disk, which came with your Macintosh system software.
1. Quit all open programs. You cant make changes to the System file while programs that use fonts are
open
2. Drag your fonts PostScript file into your System Folder, making sure that you do not put it inside any
other folder within the system folder.
3. Double-click on the bitmap file to start Font/DA Mover. When Font/DA Mover is active, look at the
number in the top left section of your menu bar. It must be 3.8 or larger. If the number is 3.6 or
smaller, you will not be able to see the fonts you install. Youll need to get rid of the old version and
obtain a copy of the newer version from your Apple Dealer or local user group.
4. Click the Open button and then open your System file. A list will appear of all the fonts currently
residing in your System file.
5. Select the bitmap sizes of your font that you want to install by dragging through their names.
6. Click the Copy button to copy the fonts from your bitmap file into the System file.
7. Click the Quit button to exit from Font/DA Mover.
8. If youre running under MultiFinder, choose Restart from the Special menu to ensure all the
programs on your computer will recognize the new font. Your font is now installed. The font name
will appear in the font menu of any application that has a font menu.

Installing PostScript fonts in System 7.0.x
Font installation in System 7.0 is considerably simpler than with earlier Macintosh Systems.
1. Quit all open programs. You cant make changes to the System file while programs that use fonts are
open.
2. Select both the PostScript and bitmap files by dragging the pointer around both.
3. Drag both files on top of the closed System Folder and drop them there.
4. The System will ask you if you want to install the files in their proper places. Click "OK" to install
the font.
5. The System will put the PostScript file into the Extensions folder and will automatically install your
bitmap fonts in the System file.

Your font is now installed. The font name will appear in the font menu of any application that has a font
menu. You may now use it in any document and print it to any printer.
Installing PostScript fonts in System 7.1 or later versions
System 7.1 simplifies font installation even further and doesnt cause the bitmap file to disappear. You
dont even have to quit all your programs before installing a font. Wow! This is really easy!
1. Select both PostScript and bitmap files by dragging the pointer around each.
2. Drag both files on top of your System Folder and drop them there. The System will ask you if you
want it to put the fonts into the Fonts folder inside your System Folder. Click "OK" to install the font.
Both PostScript and bitmap files are moved into the fonts folder.
Your font is now installed. . The font name will appear in the font menu of any application that has a font
menu.
Note: If other programs are open and you do not get a message saying The font suitcase Jazz.suit will
not be available to currently running applications until they have quit, then your font is not installed
properly in the System file. Make sure you are copying the font into the System Folder (that will be the
folder with the small picture of a Macintosh on it). If you did and you are still having a problem, then you
may need to rebuild your desktop so that the Finder will recognize that your fonts belong in the Fonts
folder.
Installing PostScript fonts with Suitcase or MasterJuggler
Suitcase (from Fifth Generation Systems, Inc.) and MasterJuggler (from ALSoft) are both System
extensions that make it easier to install and deinstall fonts. Both allow you to create a separate folder
anywhere on your computers hard disk that can hold all your fonts, installed or not. They also allow you
to install any fonts available on your computer, no matter where they are.
Refer to your Suitcase or MasterJuggler manual for detailed instructions on installing fonts with each
program.
Macintosh TrueType font installation
TrueType fonts exist all in one file. There are no separate screen and printer files like there are for
PostScript fonts. Instead, everything comes in a single suitcase file.
Installing TrueType fonts in System 6
Before you can install TrueType fonts in System 6, you will need to obtain the TrueType INIT from your
Apple dealer or an on-line service. Drag the TrueType INIT into your System folder and choose Restart
from the Finders Special menu to install it.
Note: You must have at least System 6.0.5 in order to use the TrueType INIT.
Another requirement for installing TrueType fonts in System 6 is that you have Font/DA Mover 4.1, which
is available from your Apple dealer. No earlier version of Font/DA Mover is capable of handling
TrueType fonts.
Installing TrueType fonts:
1. Quit all open programs. You cant make changes to the System file while programs that use the fonts
are open.
2. Double-click on the TrueType suitcase (the one with .suit appended to the end of its name) to start
Font/DA Mover 4.1. Your TrueType outline appears as a font name without a size number after it,
while any bitmap sizes you may have in the file show up with their size numbers after them. You may
choose to install all the bitmap sizes, or none of them. Remember that TrueType fonts do not depend
upon the bitmaps to properly display a screen image of the font.
3. Click the Open button and then open your System file.
4. Select all the fonts you want to install by dragging through their names.
5. Click the Copy button to copy the fonts from your suitcase into the System file.
6. Click the Quit button to exit Font/DA Mover 4.1.
7. If your running under MultiFinder, choose Restart from the Special menu to ensure all the programs
on your computer will recognize the new font.
Your font is now installed. The font name will appear in the font menu for each application that has a font
menu.
Installing TrueType fonts in System 7.0.x
System 7 simplifies the installation of TrueType fonts because you dont have to use Font/DA Mover.
1. Quit all open programs. You cant make changes to the system file while programs that use fonts are
open.
2. Drag the suitcase file(s) containing your font(s) on top of the System folder and release the mouse
button. The System will ask you if you want to install the fonts.
3. Click OK to start the installation process. The System incorporates your suitcase file and installs
your fonts.
Your font is now installed. The font name will appear in the font menu for each application that has a font
menu.
Note: When you install a font into System 7.0, your suitcase file is deleted from the folder. There is no
easy way to make it into a suitcase again. If you need to install the same font on another computer, you
should hold down the Option key while you drag the font file(s) over the System folder.
Installing TrueType fonts in System 7.1 or later
System 7.1 simplifies font installation even more than previous versions and doesnt cause the suitcase file
to disappear.
1. Drag the suitcase file containing your font on top of the system folder icon and release the mouse
button. The System will ask if you want to store your fonts in the Fonts folder
2. Click "OK" to install your fonts. The System moves suitcase in the Fonts folder, where it is
automatically installed.
Your font is now installed. The font name will appear in the font menu in any application that has a font
menu.
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