Main Principles of Kh Types
Style unity · Classical aesthetics · Contemporary notation · Improved legibility · Fast typesetting
For Whom and for What
Kh Fonts are Suitable?
For composerswho want to use extended amount of symbols and, simultaneously, reduce time for making their scores looking good.
For musicians with not very good sightKh fonts are suited to be clearly legible on long distance and we expect that our united-style symbols will not ‘scratch your eye’ as much as different-style symbols taken from completely different types.
For publisherswho aspire to top-level engraving and printing quality standards. We hope you will be satisfied by our aesthetic solutions. And also for publishers who have limited possibilities and print their production on middle-quality risographs. Kh fonts are developed such way, so they should be readable while printing quality is not good and staff lines are thick (expected staff and ledger lines thickness in Finale is 3 or 4 EVPU: this is quite more than Finale or Sibelius default settings; and even if staff lines’ thickness is 6 EVPU, glyphs are perceptible clearly!).
For ‘real life’It’s not secret that most people who set scores don’t work for any publisher, and most scores are made at home today. We paid attention to make typesetting as fast as possible and compatibility as high as possible. Most fonts could be used in simple text block (such as Kh Woodwind Fingering). Most symbols are possible to set by keyboard, it is able to switch to extended symbols’ sets by switching ‘italic’ and ‘bold’ hotkeys. We used only one codepage mostly compatible with most spread Latin (English) keyboard layout. Kh fonts are universal, cross-platform and our solutions allow to avoid complex settings and additional files (such as Font Annotations) in most cases.
For computer notation software developersYou are welcome to use Kh fonts in your product.
For studentsAnd for all of those who cannot spend much money for a good type.
For all who respect copyright lawKh fonts are made on completely lawful and registered hardware and software. There are no symbols or graphic elements taken from third-party fonts, which licence does not permit to do it or limit modified fonts using some way. The license (see below) allows to print, embed, and redistribute Kh fonts.
License and ‘Voluntary Buying’
I’m not going to constrain use of my fonts by some strict license: I want to make contemporary and classical music accessible (in all meaning of this word, including technical one). So all fonts are distributed under SIL Open Font License: it allows using, embedding, modifying, distributing (including distributing in paid products) and forbids selling the fonts themselves. Nevertheless I spend a lot of time so you can type your scores fast and make them fine-looking.
So I can continue make new pretty and useful fonts,
I suggest a ‘gentlman’s agreement’ to you:
please donate at least €3 (200 рублей) or more for every personal download of Kh to: