Note for Finale users: MusFrets currently works in Finale for Mac, but not for Windows. We’re working on figuring out why and will update the font as soon as it’s fixed.
MusFrets is a text font that allows the user to type guitar chord diagrams into a word processor or other software.
MusFrets begins by inputting a fretboard, then adding the desired symbols sequentially, left to right. The text strings are based on easily-learned key combinations that unfold visually as you type.
MusFrets works in Dorico, Sibelius, Finale (Mac-only), and MuseScore. It also works in any word processor or other software that supports ligatures, kerning, and contextual alternates. Make sure these features are turned on for the glyphs to display correctly.