|Subject:||Re: [Spam] Re: Status and future of abc2ly|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:18:08 +1100|
On 10-12-18 10:40, Andrew Bernard wrote:
> Hi Johan,
> Having recently become interested in Irish Traditional Music where there
> are countless tens of thousands of tunes in ABC, the de facto standard
> for the tradition, I'd be keen to see abc2ly brought up to date. My
> tests with it on a sample of several tunes from thesession.org
> <http://thesession.org> can only be described as abject failures.
> It would be great to have a current working version that operates really
> well, as the output from most of the ABC software available is dismal
> compared to lilypond. Although 'the dots' are frowned upon in ITM
> performance, it's handy to have a score to print out while learning a tune.
> Is anybody interested in taking this on? I'd be happy to lend a hand as
> well. At least we would be working towards a mature and non-moving
> standard as regards ABC, so that's one good thing.
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2018 at 19:31, Johan Vromans <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
> Is the abc2ly program still under active support/development? If so, are
> there any plans to upgrade it to the newer standard?
Isn't it possible (and easy) to use Wim Vree's utility abc2xml, see
https://wim.vree.org/svgParse/xml2abc.html to convert to MusicXML and
then convert the MusicXML into lilypond? From a maintenance/engineering
view, it is much preferable to have one 'intermediate' to convert
to/from, in stead of a separate converter package for each notation
system to be converted.
Wim's converter is listed in the 6-of-the-best for ABC, see
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