- David Palmquist has provided a really handy nwc file Font Settings that will help you to identify required text symbols
- BoxMarks.zip, Barry Graham's famous font (updated Dec. 98) containing all the work-around characters that we've been using for the last year. Trills, mordants, glissandi, arpeggio marks, rehearsal marks (hence the name), they're all here, and many more. The zip file includes installation instructions and an example NWC file.
Beta 1 of the latest update to Boxmarks, by marsu (aka Dominique Portier). All the symbols in the original Boxmarks font were retained, and several new user-requested glyphs have been added. We suggest installing Boxmark2.ttf beta 1 in addition to the original Boxmarks, until such a time as the font reaches final release. Any comments, requests for additional symbols, or other correspondence should be addressed to marsu.
- Geoff Walker has provided a really handy reference sheet for users of Boxmarks and NWCV15. Best if you print this one out.
Is a replacement of the standard NWC15 font from Robert Morris, using a style more appropriate to jazz charts. A cute way to freshen up your engraving!
NB: Because it has the same name as the standard NWC font, you will probably have to install it in Fonts before you can see it. Comes with installation and removal instructions.
Pierre Schmidt wrote this often-requested font to insert
"hairpins" (crescendo and descrescendo symbols) into your NWC files. Several different
sizes are provided.
This version updated by Robert Allgeyer.
- nworn3.zip, NWC Extra Ornaments, was created by D.G. Catt to augment a few ornaments found in some early works. (Unzip it into your Windows Fonts folder). Now version 3.02 - Updated by Robert Allgeyer
- If you are peeved at the numbers used by NWC to make time signatures, grab this updated version of nwcv15.ttf, modified by Joshua Day to include more common looking numbers. (Close NWC and save the font to your Windows Fonts folder).
- Bach31pc.zip, is
Dr. Yo Tomita's very useful Bach font.
It combines a standard Times-Romanish text font with many extra characters to help create musical
examples in-line with standard text. It may also be of use for some NWC files.
The Bach font is shareware. If you use it, please pay for it.
- tocfug.zip, is a pair of fonts,
Toccata and Fughetta, by Blake Hodgetts. Click
here to obtain more information about them,
as well as ordering information. The fonts, designed for Finale but quite usable with NWC, are
shareware. This package is shareware. If you use it, please pay for it.
- Times New Roman Unicode - these fonts contain many
more international characters, and are needed to properly display lyrics and other text in some
middle-Eastern ethnic NWC files. They can safely replace your existing fonts, or rename them so that
you can install/uninstall them as needed. Warning: large file (680k).
- Timeital font - This is a TrueType font supplied by Stan Takis that allows you to use both regular and italic letters in the lyric tool of Noteworthy Composer. It also gives Noteworthy Composer the ability to use breves, or double whole-notes. Full details and example in the file.
- xfonts.zip, how to print or electronically publish band arrangements with drum parts that have X - style noteheads. An auxiliary font and directions as to how to use it. Courtesy of Al Stevens.
- Romital.zip This font solves the problem of how to put both regular and italic characters as lyrics in NWC, using only a single font. It would be useful when a song has lines in different languages. The font achieves this by tossing out characters little-used in the Western languages from
the upper codes, and replacing them with italicized versions of the alphabetic characters. The most common
accented characters from Spanish, French, Itlian, and German have been retained as italics. The ZIP file contains the font, a GIF character map, and a text description. The font is offered with free public license.
Courtesy of Robert Allgeyer.
- Bongos20.zip The ZIP file contains an original, free font "Bongos." Look at the GIF image contained within the ZIP, and it will be apparent what "Bongos" does. This font depicts X-head notes, with or without horizontal connecting line. Although one could use it within NWC as text, its primary intention is as
free-standing text in a word processor. Export NWC as WMFs, place them, and add "Bongos" at the bottom.I created this font because some contemporary church hymns (particularly Latino style) have a hand drum
accompaniment. "Bongos" does the job, without having to hack NWC.It might also be useful for rap, to the limited extent that rap is useful for anything at all.The font is offered with free public license. Courtesy of Robert Allgeyer. This latest update also has stems in the opposite direction.
- NWslur.zip This font may be used as text within NWC, to place ties and TILTED slurs at various jumps and lengths. There are also some "dashed" ties. From time to time in SATB choral, a slur or tie on the Alto or Tenor line (which must be placed between the staves) interferes with the lyrics, and you may not want to increase the inter-stave spacing. This font allows free placement of the tie or slur. But it would be too tedious to use this approach throughout a composition. (Real NWC slurs and ties must be used if the music is exported to MIDI.) The font also contains pre-made notes sized to NWC, as well as 75% size notes (for use when lyric lines have alternative syllable counts).The font is offered with free public license. Courtesy of Robert Allgeyer.
- fretqwik.zip version 4 A font from Robert Allgeyer for creating guitar tablature diagrams. Virtually any fret diagram can be created, and used as text within NWC or anywhere.
- NoteHedz.zip A font from Robert Allgeyer who writes :
This is an updated (version 1.70), original, free public license True Type font. As with my other music fonts, anyone can use it. But portions have been
specifically scaled for use with the NWC2 program (portions also work in NWC1).
Purpose: From time to time, a user requests "shaped notes." These notes use up to 7 different symbols depending on the scale degree (do, re, mi
...) and are part of the 19th century American hymn tradition from the south (formerly known as Dixie).
NWC2 allows notes to be placed with empty notehead. Symbols from NoteHedz can be placed as text, and are designed to merge with the NWC stems. Robert has also written a number of scripts nwc2-replacescript-pages.zip that would assign the correct symbol depending on scale degree and stem direction.
Also in NoteHedz are fully-formed text notes at 75% of standard NWC size, for use as lead-ins, and a number of other symbols that are not
useful in NWC.
- Mus6.zip, Here is a font, from Kevin O'Brien, with 90 slurs that closely match the NWC ones.
The are moveable and are designed to fit close to note heads. These are needed when trying to fit 4 part choral works onto 2 staves.