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Thread #53233   Message #1393122
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
30-Jan-05 - 08:24 AM
Thread Name: Tech: ABC to sheetmusic/midi
Subject: RE: Tech: ABC to sheetmusic/midi
Oh and once again while here,,, I have checked concrtina.net (here) and see that he still points to using abc2ps and links to a page where the lastet version is 1998 and changes link below is a dead link.

While I don't want to be miserable on this, the fact is there is no standard on abc and w: (1.7 draft/ abc+ and the hopeful abc 2.0). There are differences, even slight ones in the way abc is handled with w: (lyrics under grace notes is one abc2ps gets wrong) and I am involved with a site that attempts to use the more up to date programs.

In terms of attempting to provide abc that in the future I'd hope all current abc programs will be able to read consistantly, Mudcat is (or Mudcatters are) decidedly unhelpful in suggesting people should use dated software. The only way I see foward is accepting and encouraging a "standard standard".