Bach is a set of software fonts for Microsoft Windows (3.1, 95, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7) that can make use of Windows' TrueType fonts. It can also be used with Apple Macintosh and other systems if imported/converted appropriately.
Bach is for people who wish to write essays or compiling
with some musical symbols in them. Unlike those fonts bundled in
such as Coda's Petrucci or Adobe's Sonata,
Bach has a comprehensive
set of beamed notes (up to hemidemisemiquavers) and ornaments. When
used in Wordprocessor the insertion of the symbols does not
affect the line spacing of paragraphs.
The musical symbols in Bach follow the convention used in many academic books and journals, and is recommended by some academic publishers including Ashgate and Yale UP. Instead of inserting a musical example, it is often sufficient to insert a few musical symbols such as pitch and rhythms directly in sentences; it often helps to retain the flow of discussion. Shown below are examples of its use.
Last updated on 15 February 2009