Ekmelos is a music font compliant with SMuFL.
It has been initially designed for use in conjunction with Ekmelily – an extension for LilyPond – and ekmelib to provide mainly accidental symbols for the notation of microtonal music. Meanwhile, it includes over 2000 glyphs of several groups (clefs, noteheads, flags, rests, articulations, dynamics, ornaments, playing techniques, etc.)
The Ekmelos Font Software is a family consisting of four fonts:
- Ekmelos 12-EDO
- Ekmelos 24-EDO
- Ekmelos 72-EDO
The three "Ekmelos N-EDO" fonts are intended for use with ekmelib and include only the glyphs required by the respective version (12 / 24 / 72-edo), thus reducing significantly the download volume.
- Ekmelos Folder
… all files of Ekmelos: fonts, documentation, metadata, scripts, old versions, etc.
… with tables of all glyphs in the Ekmelos font, and a description of the metadata and the support for LilyPond.
- Zip Archive
… with the fonts of the Ekmelos font family (OTF, WOFF, and SVG), as well as the documentation, metadata, et al
- Windows Setup
Ekmelos.otfon the system (
C:\Windows\Fonts), as well as the metadata, changelog, and license into a selectable folder (default is
See also the Tables with alterations.
fonts contains all available font files (OpenType,
WOFF, WOFF2, SVG).
Install the OpenType font file
Ekmelos.otf on your system:
- On GNU/Linux, copy the file e.g. to
/usr/local/share/fonts(or a subfolder), and rebuild the font cache with
fc-cache -f -v(or reboot).
- On OS X, copy the file to
- On Windows, drag the file to
C:\Windows\Fontsor run Windows Setup.
Copyright © 2013-2021 Thomas Richter (thomas-richteraonat),
with Reserved Font Name “Ekmelos”.
The Ekmelos font is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1, which means it is free to use, redistribute, and modify, but please do respect the conditions set out in the license.
See the files
This license and FAQ are also available at scripts.sil.org/OFL.