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jianpu-ly

Jianpu in Lilypond, from http://ssb22.user.srcf.net/mwrhome/jianpu-ly.html

(also mirrored at http://ssb22.gitlab.io/mwrhome/jianpu-ly.html just in case)

jianpu-ly is a Python program (compatible with both Python 2 and Python 3) that assists with printing jianpu (numbered musical notation) in the GNU Lilypond music typesetter. The jianpu is written on a modified-appearance “stave” in Lilypond, which means Lilyponds typesetting capabilities (lyric spacing, slurs, beams etc) will apply to the jianpu without needing to add a 5-line stave. If you prefer, the generated code for the jianpu stave may also be placed in a score with other types of stave.

Using jianpu-ly requires some technical knowledge. If you don't know what a command line is, what a text editor is, what a directory is or what Python is, then please find out about these things before attempting to use jianpu-ly. It is not an extension to Lilypond front-ends like Frescobaldi; it is a preprocessor that currently requires you to have command-line experience.

If you have problems, try a different Lilypond version. jianpu-ly works with Lilypond 2.18, 2.20 and 2.22.

Run jianpu-ly < text-file > ly-file (or jianpu-ly text-files > ly-file)

Text files are whitespace-separated and can contain:

Scale going up: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1'

Accidentals: 1 #1 2 b2 1

Octaves: 1,, 1, 1 1' 1''

Shortcuts for 1' and 2': 8 9

Semiquaver, quaver, crotchet (16/8/4th notes): s1 q1 1

Dotted versions of the above (50% longer): s1. q1. 1.

Demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver (32/64th notes): d1 h1

Minims (half notes) use dashes: 1 -

Dotted minim: 1 - -

Semibreve (whole note): 1 - - -

Time signature: 4/4

Time signature with quaver anacrusis (8th-note pickup): 4/4,8

Key signature (major): 1=Bb

Key signature (minor): 6=F#

Tempo: 4=85

Lyrics: L: here are the syl- la- bles (all on one line)

Lyrics (verse 1): L: 1. Here is verse one

Lyrics (verse 2): L: 2. Here is verse two

Hanzi lyrics (auto space): H: hanzi (with or without spaces)

Lilypond headers: title=the title (on a line of its own)

Multiple movements: NextScore

Prohibit page breaks until end of this movement: OnePage

Suppress bar numbers: NoBarNums

Old-style time signature: SeparateTimesig 1=C 4/4

Indonesian 'not angka' style: angka

Add a Western staff doubling the tune: WithStaff

Tuplets: 3[ q1 q1 q1 ]

Grace notes before: g[#45] 1

Grace notes after: 1 ['1]g

Simple chords: 135 1 13 1

Da capo: 1 1 Fine 1 1 1 1 1 1 DC

Repeat (with alternate endings): R{ 1 1 1 } A{ 2 | 3 }

Short repeats (percent): R4{ 1 2 }

Ties (like Lilypond's, if you don't want dashes): 1 ~ 1

Slurs (like Lilypond's): 1 ( 2 )

Erhu fingering (applies to previous note): Fr=0 Fr=4

Erhu symbol (applies to previous note): souyin harmonic up down bend tilde

Dynamics (applies to previous note): \p \mp \f

Other 1-word Lilypond \ commands: \fermata \> \! \( \) etc

Other Lilypond code: LP: (block of code) :LP (each delimeter at start of its line)

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