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Thread #150616   Message #3511426
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
03-May-13 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Midi, abc and words
Subject: RE: Tech: Midi, abc and words
Grishka - I did download those files a few days ago, but I haven't got round to looking at them. I have used conversions between abc and xml in the past - when I was doing some work on the Yorkshire Garland site music transcriptions I automated the generation of abc from xml using the xml2abc xslt sheet (which I modified a bit from the original I think; I've still got that on my XP machine).

Re the volatile sections of the 2.1 standard, by and large they relate to the interaction of parts and voices (and voice overlay), plus (all) the stylesheet directives (I think the only other thing is the use of $n for font specs within text strings). Neither of these affect me particularly - it's extremely rarely that I need more than one voice, mostly I'm recording tunes of song melodies with it and I'm never setting/printing them in a context that really needs the stylesheet directives.