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Posted By: GUEST,Jon
24-Jan-05 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Tech: ABC to sheetmusic/midi
Subject: RE: Tech: ABC to sheetmusic/midi
Yes Capri-Uni. Last time I read, he was using abc2midi and abcm2ps both of which are freely available.

abc2ps is a little dated and has a few errors in its handling of w: as compared to the 1.7 abc draft. I would reccommend using abcm2ps instead. You will probably also need Ghostscript installed.

Go to Steve Mansfields tutorial for instructions on a Windows setup. I think you will find all the links you need for the software there.

If you are looking for an abc program with some graphical interface for Windows, the Java based Skink is quite a good one that should be easy to set up. You won't get the same quality of printed output as is possible with the gs/abcm2ps combination though and some of us do end up using more than one abc program.

As for abc2win, there is a lot of stuff around written on it but it is best avoided for new abcs.