noteedit-2.3.0: score layout

Joerg Anders j.anders at
Fri Aug 8 20:01:36 BST 2003

Version 2.3.0 of the musical score editor NoteEdit is available:

New features:

	- score layout : braces (piano staffs), brackets (staff groups),
			 continued/discontinued bar rules.

             Note! NoteEdit does its best to export the score layout. But
	     depending on your typesetting system the score layout possibly
	     changes (see below)

	- Hungarian GUI translation (thanks to Peter Breuer <comp at>)
	- end bar
	- multi repeats 

	     Note! The multi repeat influences the replay but the signature
	     is only exported to MUP.  (Perhaps some gurus can sometimes
	     explain to me how to export this into to different typesetting

	- UTF8 text coding in "*.not" files. This sould enable correct restore
	   of Russian (Cyrillic), Greek, Hebrew, ... texts. 

	     Note! It does not mean it exports Russian, (Cyrillic), Greek,
	     Hebrew, ... texts to MusiXTeX, LilyPond, ABC music, ...! I'm afraid
	     I'd need a native language speaker with some C++ programming
	     knowledge to solve this.

	     Note further! This implies a small version incompatibility if
	     you wrote lyrices and titles containing non-ascii characters :-(
	     Please correct them on NoteEDit score and store them again.

	     Note futher! I'm not quite sure whether this disturbs the 
	     KDE-2.x/Qt-2.x compatibility.

	- the # --> B / B --> # tool influences only the selected part (if any)
	  this is especially usful after Midi import if the score
	  has some B and some # parts.

	- bugs fixed, among them:
	     + correct replay of dal segno al coda
	     + correct MusiXTeX export of ending repeat close symbol
	     + cleanup rests works (again)

Problems exporting score layout

MusiXTeX actually accepts either completely continued or completely
         discontinued bar rules. If you specify a mix of partial
	 continued and partial discontinued bar rules NoteEdit
	 produces some statements of the musixdbr.tex package
	 by Rainer Dunker.  NoteEdit produces a warning and gives
	 advice to install this package. Otherwise MusiXTeX will fail.

PMX      is a preprocessor to MusiXTeX and therefore the same problems apply.

ABC music cannot deal with nested braces in brackets. NoteEdit will warn you.

LilyPond  can deal with braces and brackets. It changes the staff
          rules according to some LilyPond inherent rules. I was
	  told it is possible to break these rules.  But I assume
	  they are there for good reasons. NoteEdit will warn you
          if a LilyPond rule will change the staff rule policy.

MUP       has no limitations.

J.Anders, Chemnitz, GERMANY (ja at

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