There’s a new addition to the Norfolk family of Sibelius-compatible Bravura fonts. Norfolk Harp Std is a new font containing Bravura characters for use with harp techniques. Unlike the core Norfolk fonts, Norfolk Harp Std is not a replacement for any particular Sibelius font, but rather is intended to supplement the core Norfolk fonts.
Bob Zawalich and Robin Walker collaborated on porting the symbols from Bravura and creating a Norfolk version with Sibelius-compatible codepoints. Included in the download package, along with updated house styles containing the harp symbols, is a transfer document, in order to easily copy and paste these symbols into an existing Sibelius document.
There are no updates to the core Norfolk fonts from the last update, although the documentation has been updated.
The original purpose of the Norfolk project was to create Sibelius-compatible Bravura replacements for symbols that exist in the default Sibelius fonts such as the Opus family. Although Norfolk Harp Std deviates from this purpose in that it’s an add-on for symbols that mostly don’t exist already in Opus, Bob wanted to create a way to use these harp symbols in Sibelius, and developing a Norfolk Harp font seemed like the best way to do it.
With Robin’s help, we decided to include it in the Norfolk suite so that there would be wide distribution and some standardization among the more than 1,000 registered users of the Norfolk font family. Plus, anything Bob works on is always worth being a part of in some way!
Head on over to the Norfolk product page to download the entire set, if you haven’t already.