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Re: LilyPond 2.4.2 for Windows 98

From: Bertalan Fodor
Subject: Re: LilyPond 2.4.2 for Windows 98
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 23:28:16 +0200
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Using lilypond <file> in the LilyTool console, the .ps and .pdf files are
properly generated.  The PostScript file does not display using
You may have not installed ghostscript (for cygwin).

The dvi partially displays with jdvi, showing beams, stems, hairpins, tuplet
spanners, bar lines, slurs, and simple multimeasure rests; it does not
display other rests, note heads, clef, signatures, markups, dynamics,
articulations, text crescendos, or accidentals.
I'm afraid that's either a bug in LilyPondTool that has been solved in the latest development version (0.2.8-3 downloadable and unzippable from, or it is because you have not installed cygwin to c:\cygwin

Does LilyTool require the TeX file?  If so, what for?
Yes, it does, but don't mind.

Guessing, it seems, in LilyTool, Console > System is a DOS shell and Console
LilyPond is a bash shell.  Both are instantiated.
Almost. LilyPond mimics a bash shell by invoking the command you place by running bash:

LilyTool should adapt.
Yes, it is adapted, but the problems come from cygwin, which contains programs that was designed for Linux and not Windows.

to change the commands LilyTool hands to the Console, I'll try to find a
It is in the sources. However, you can make your own commands (using the Console's features), like the one with bash above. But remember that the most easy and preferred and best and nicest way to have cygwin installed in c:\cygwin

The font question was posted to address@hidden  It bounced from
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