Muse2ps feature requests and bug reports

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Feature Requests and Bugs

This page list feature requests and bug reports for muse2ps which is a command-line typesetting program for MuseData.


Music spacing with no time signature

  • When there is no time signature present, the music is spaced in a weird manner.

Feature Requests

Clef/key/time signature suppression at indented line breaks

It would be useful to create a print suggestion which suppresses printing of cautionary time singature, key signature or clefs at the end of a line, particularly when an indented line break code is used. In the following example, it is desired to suppress printing of the region marked in red.

Muse2ps feature indentsuppress.png

MuseData for example: indentsuppress.md2.

Initial measure number

For short examples which do not start at measure 1, it would be useful to allow adding a bar number at the start of the music.

Stage 1 preprocessing of data

It would be useful to add components of the stage1 → stage2 process: (1) have an option which turns on automatic determination of stem directions, (2) have an option which turns on automatic determination of beaming. These would preferably be separate options, since it is more likely that input data from other sources would have beaming information, but not stemming information.

Finished features and fixed bugs

Invisible time signatures

Allow for "invisible" time signatures.

Invisible barlines

Allow for "invisible" barlines (such as ending a short example with an incomplete barline).

Paper size in PostScript DSC comments

Add the following line at the end of the DSC comment header in the PostScript output:

   %%DocumentPaperSizes: Letter

For example:

%%BoundingBox: (atend)
%%HiResBoundingBox: (atend)
%%HiResSystemBox: 59.76 95.76 552.00 722.64
%%Creator: muse2ps 1.0
%%CreationDate: Thu Dec 23 10:48:53 2010
%%Orientation: Portrait
%%Pages: 1
%%PageOrder: Ascend
%%DocumentPaperSizes: Letter