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Re: Lilypond-book docs incorrect

From: Alexander Deubelbeiss
Subject: Re: Lilypond-book docs incorrect
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:16:32 +0100

You seem to be using the documentation for version 2.1. Go to the link in your 
message and replace "v2.1" in the URL with "v2.8" (or "v2.10" for the latest 

The newer version of that page does explain about the psfonts option, and 
contains a link to section 13.6 "Invoking lilypond-book" which tells you how to 
feed the psfonts file to dvips.

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> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:44:08 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Kevin Donnelly <address@hidden>
> Subject: Lilypond-book docs incorrect
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> The only docs I can find on lilypond-book 
> (http://www.lilypond.org/doc/v2.1/Documentation/user/out-www/lilypond/Integrating-text-and-music.html#Integrating-text-and-music)
> appear to be misleading without further information.  The instructions are
> as 
> follows:
> (1) insert lilypond markup in a .tex file (mybook.tex);
> (2) mkdir outputs;
> (3) lilypond-book --output=outputs/ mybook.tex;
> (4) cd outputs;
> (5) latex mybook;
> (6) dvips -Ppdf -u +lilypond mybook;
> (7) ps2pdf mybook.ps.
> (I suppose that in theory all the above steps could be combined into a
> switch 
> that is passable to lilypond-book saying "make me a pdf out of this tex
> file, 
> please", but there may be some reason why this has not been done.)
> The above process gives a pdf in which the notation is missing noteheads
> and 
> other things like clefs.  In turn, this appears to be linked to the
> workflow 
> being unable to access the Feta font at some stage(s).  Item (3) therefore
> needs to read:
> lilypond-book --psfonts --output=outputs/ mybook.tex
> but the same issue must also occur elsewhere, probably at (7).
> I have been trying various permutations with various programs and googling
> for 
> around 10 hours now, and I've given up.  Apparently lilypond-book is 
> the "recommended" way of doing this (since the lilypond --tex approach is
> no 
> longer properly supported), but it plainly doesn't work as advertised. 
> Several 
> of the pages I turned up via Google recount people's problems with getting
> the 
> Feta font seen by LaTeX, but there seems to be no good (ie
> easily-applicable) 
> solution to that issue either (the current fonts have no .fd file, for 
> instance, so they would need to be compiled from source, which is not
> something 
> everyone can do).
> What I'm doing now is to generate a pdf from the .ly file produced by 
> Rosegarden (which is a terrific visual front-end for Lilypond) for each of
> the 
> notation snippets I wanted to reference, take a snapshot of it at 200%,
> crop 
> and reduce it in GIMP, and then insert it as a picture in KWord.  The
> snippets 
> come out slightly fuzzy, but the process is considerably simpler and less 
> time-consuming than the lilypond-book option, and produces a useable
> result.
> It's very sad that an excellent project like Lilypond, dedicated to
> producing 
> high-quality notation engraving, doesn't seem to offer a reliable and 
> documented way of working with LaTeX, dedicated to producing high-quality 
> typesetting, even though they are both based on the same TeX engine, and
> even 
> though it would seem that they are ideal companions.  Rosegarden can take
> its 
> notation view and convert it via Lilypond into a pdf at the click of a
> button, 
> and it's not clear why converting a tex file into a pdf should be so much 
> harder.
> For the record, I am using:
> openSUSE 10.2
> lilypond 2.8.7-15
> te_latex 3.0-58
> Kevin Donnelly
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