Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL)
Final Community Group Report 22 January 2019
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Copyright © 2019 the Contributors to the SMuFL Specification version 1.3, published by the Music Notation Community Group under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement (FSA). A human-readable summary is available.
SMuFL is a specification that provides a standard way of mapping the thousands of musical symbols required by conventional music notation into the Private Use Area in Unicode’s Basic Multilingual Plane for a single (format-independent) font.
The goal of SMuFL is to establish a new standard glyph mapping for musical symbols that is optimised for modern font formats and that can be adopted by a variety of software vendors and font designers, for the benefit of all users of music notation software.
Version 1.3 is the first version released by the W3C Music Notation Community Group. Previous SMuFL versions were released by Steinberg.
Status of this document
This specification was published by the W3C Music Notation Community Group. It is not a W3C Standard nor is it on the W3C Standards Track. Please note that under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement (FSA) other conditions apply. Learn more about W3C Community and Business Groups.