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Re: Persian music package

From: Knute Snortum
Subject: Re: Persian music package
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 13:14:44 -0700

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 10:42 AM Kees van den Doel <> wrote:
> A decade ago I wrote the attached header which supports Persian 
> music notation + microtuning.
> A hack with a downloaded font is necessary as the Persian microtonal symbols, 
> the koron and sori are not available in Lilypond,
> Strange, as these have been standard for over a century and there is a 
> substantial body of music written requiring it.
> I'm still getting occasional requests for the package and I've used it to 
> transcribe and compose many hours of Persian traditional music.
> At the time it was version 2.12.2 and I took a snapshot of that version with 
> the additional fonts already installed and an "example" directory to 
> illustrate usage of
> Available at
> It does not work anymore with current Lilypond version: when compiling 
> provided  example (after copying font files as documented in it 
> trips over
> "(ly:parser-set-note-names parser pitchnames)"
> but that may not be all. I noticed there is no type1 directory anymore in the 
> current Lilypond version.
> Anyone have an idea on how I can get it to work with current version?  It 
> works perfectly fine with the old version, but it is a bit annoying to be 
> forced to use 2.12.

What about running it thru convert-ly in LilyPond's bin directory?

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