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We have a music printing preprocessor for roff.

The music source is stored using the ASCII system described elsewhere. The printing system is designed to do as much work for the user as possible, such as inserting beams automatically if required, and performing transposition.

The printing system can produce output either using the Adobe "Sonata" font of music symbols, or can generate less acceptable representations using "pic" preprocessor directly. We now convert the PostScript to PDF using an Adobe (© Adobe Systems International) distiller.

The printed output is designed to conform to Kurt Stone (Music Notation in the Twentieth Century, W W Norton & Co, 1980) standards (where I agree with them).

There is also a version generating PostScript output directly, written by Phil Rowe.

All the music in the Nottingham Folk Music Database is stored in a suitable form for printing.

 
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