Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL)
Beta version 14 February 2021
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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 1.4 is the second version to be released by the W3C Music Notation Community Group. Versions of SMuFL prior to version 1.3 were released by Steinberg.
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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 Contributor License Agreement (CLA) other conditions apply. Learn more about W3C Community and Business Groups.