Example of glyph registration for notes with flags

The figure below shows how font-specific metadata may be used in conjunction with the conventions of glyph registration to construct two notes: an up-stem 16th note (semiquaver), and a down-stem 32nd (demisemiquaver).

  • The horizontal grey lines denote staff lines, for scale.

  • The light blue boxes show glyph bounding boxes, with the left-hand side of the box corresponding to x=0, while the horizontal lines bisecting the blue boxes show the origin for each glyph, i.e. y=0.

  • The red boxes show the locations of the glyph attachment points, as specified in the font metadata JSON file.

  • The shaded area on the down-stem note shows the amount by which a stem of standard length (i.e. the unfilled portion of the stem) should be extended in order to ensure good on-screen appearance at all zoom levels.

Note that the stemUpSE attachment point corresponds to the bottom right-hand (or south-east) corner of the stem, while stemDownNW corresponds to the top left-hand (or north-west) corner of the stem. Likewise, for correct alignment, the flag glyphs must always be aligned precisely to the left-hand side of the stem, with the glyph origin positioned vertically at the end of the normal stem length.