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Re: Fwd: [smufl-discuss] SMuFL development moves to the new W3C Music No

From: Steve Lacy
Subject: Re: Fwd: [smufl-discuss] SMuFL development moves to the new W3C Music Notation Community Group
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:23:39 -0700

I've experimented with this a bit on WikiPedia directly, but it seemed to me to be a limited set of LilyPond functionality, but I didn't dig much farther than that. 

You can see this extension "in action" here, on the page for Beethoven's 5th:

And of course, click "Edit" to view the WikiMedia source code.  

You're incorrect in saying that this requires Lilypond on the Users machine.  It does require LilyPond on the serving machine(s), but not on the desktop machines of the editors.  

I was thinking that editing and adding proper scores to many WikiPedia pages might be a good way to get some more momentum around the LilyPond syntax as an open score format.   Any WikiPedia article on a popular piece could benefit by using this extension, and many pages will include a crude PNG file of the score instead of using the Score extension.  

(For example:

And many pages could benefit by having a simple score attached. (i.e. and many, many similar pages) 

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM, tisimst <address@hidden> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Noeck [via Lilypond] <[hidden email]> wrote:

a small side note on this: Of course, the W3C and Wikipedia are much
different levels in terms of web standards. But at least there is some
type of music representation available for websites which (in my naïve
thinking) should not be ignored completely when working on a new standard.


That is super cool! It does rely on the user to have the LilyPond executable on their machine, though, which shouldn't be a problem if the person is comfortable using LilyPond in the first place. I wonder if it could be connected to LilyBin somehow? That way you could upload music from anywhere! Sounds like a cool service to me.

- Abraham 

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