abcm2ps is a C program which converts music tunes from the ABC music notation to PostScript or SVG.
Based on abc2ps, the Postscript generator for ABC music notation by Michael Methfessel, it was first developped to print barock organ scores that have independant voices played on one or many keyboards and a pedal-board (the 'm' of abcm2ps stands for many or multi staves/voices). Since this time, it has evolved so it can render many more music kinds.
Note that this program is at end of life. Its successor is abc2svg.
Installation and usage
The installation procedure is described in the file INSTALL. To build the program with default settings run
Basically, the program usage is:
abcm2ps [options] file1 [file1_options] file2 [file2_options] ...
where file1, file2, .. are the ABC input files.
This will generate a Postscript file (default name:
abcm2ps -h to know the list of the command line options.
abcm2ps.rst describes all command-line options.
abcm2psis installed, it may be read by
the features and format parameters are described in http://moinejf.free.fr/abcm2ps-doc/index.html
Author's page: http://moinejf.free.fr/
To know more about the ABC music notation, have a look at http://abcnotation.com/
Guido Gonzato maintains many abcm2ps binaries and more documentation at http://abcplus.sourceforge.net/