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Serif fonts are more visually compatible with music notation objects.
(EB Garamond)

Ex Objects with serif

Sans serif fonts visually clash with music notation symbols.

Ex Objects with sans This just looks weird.

Ex HelveticaFonts with thin strokes create a “dazzling” effect (when portions of the letters disappear at small sizes).

Ex Didot

This is much better.Ex Libre Baskerville

Related Fonts

EB Garamond
Libre Baskerville
Libre Caslon
Linux Libertine


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