SMuFL-Browser is a web based viewer for the Standard Music Font Layout specification which facilitates searching and browsing of musical symbols. Additionally it serves as a TEI reference for the SMuFL specification so encoders can easily add musical symbols to their texts. For that purpose a set of ANT tasks has been developed for creating TEI charDecl descriptions from SMuFL.
There is a Docker image available at https://hub.docker.com/r/stadlerpeter/smufl-browser/ which you can run with
docker run --rm -it \ -p 8080:8080 \ --name smufl-browser \ stadlerpeter/smufl-browser
This will make your local SMuFL-Browser available at
This image is derived from
stadlerpeter/existdb and adds some SMuFL-browser specific settings
for a production ready environment with SMuFL-browser as the root app.
For more details about available options see https://github.com/peterstadler/existdb-docker
For working with the ANT tasks you need to have the above dependencies installed. Then, copy
local.build.properties and modify paths and version numbers according to your system and to match the desired SMuFL version and download location.
This will create a TEI file based on the template charDecl.xml.template with charDecl elements (one for each SMuFL range). This task relies on Saxon and XML Shell.
This will create png images from the Bravura font through a small program written by Alexander Erhard.
This will create all the above and bundle it as an eXist app package.
Credits are due to Daniel Spreadbury and his great work on the SMuFL specification. The functionality of the SMuFL-Browser was highly inspired by James Cummings' work on the ENRICH Gaiji Bank.
This work is available under dual license: BSD 2-Clause and Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0)