The Pori family of fonts is a derivative of Petaluma that is expressly reconfigured to work within Sibelius. Petaluma is a SMuFL-compliant music font family, designed by Anthony Hughes at Steinberg for Dorico, its scoring application.
Steinberg describes Petaluma as a font family with a handwritten appearance, in the style of the hand copyists for Sher Publishing’s Real Book series, Ernie Mansfield and Ann Krinitsky.
Because Sibelius does not support SMuFL (Standard Music Font Layout), a series of derivative fonts needed to be created in order for Petaluma to be compatible with Sibelius. These fonts are:
Pori Text Std
Pori Special Std
Pori Special II Std
Pori Special Extra Std
Pori Ornaments Std
Pori Metronome Std
Pori Chords Std
Pori PlainChords Std
Pori Chords ASC Std
Pori Chords ASL Std
Pori Rehearsal Enclosed Std
Pori Rehearsal Overline Std
Pori Rehearsal Underline Std
Each Pori font is intended as a replacement for its analogous Opus font, with the exception of:
- Special II, which is an additional font containing Petaluma characters not found or easily replaced in Opus, such as precomposed octave clefs;
- The Rehearsal fonts, text fonts derived from Petaluma Script with built-in enclosures and semi-enclosures;
- Pori Chords ASC Std, an additional font to achieve chord symbols that place an altered bass note underneath an angled separator in a diagonal arrangement, like this:
Included along with the Pori fonts is a house style designed to take maximum advantage of Pori’s characteristics. It uses the Petaluma Script font as its main text font. You do not need the house style to use the Pori fonts.
What’s the difference between downloading the Norfolk or Pori fonts and purchasing Scoring Express?
|Feature||Norfolk / Pori fonts only||Scoring Express|
|Fonts||Norfolk and Pori are separate items||All Norfolk, Pori, and other high quality music and text fonts included with every purchase; more than 40 in all|
|Installation||Manual||Automatic installer. No separate font download or installation necessary|
|Templates||No||At least 9 different templates included|
|House Styles||1 basic per font||Yes: One per template, plus a parts house style|
|Manuscript Papers||No||Yes: One per template|
|Custom features||Limited||Many extra symbols, lines, hierarchical text styles, engraving rules, positioning settings and note spacing rule|
|Price||$20.00 (suggested contribution)||$59.99 - $69.99|