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Re: MEI to LilyPond conversion

From: Jacques Menu
Subject: Re: MEI to LilyPond conversion
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:03:10 +0100

Thanks Urs!

> Le 21 janv. 2020 à 10:25, Urs Liska <address@hidden> a écrit :
> Am Dienstag, den 21.01.2020, 10:21 +0100 schrieb Jacques Menu:
>> Hello Urs,
>> Thanks for correcting me as to the relationship between MEIler and
>> Verovio.
>> In what respect is Verovio superior to Lily, 
> It provides live rendering with automatic reflow and engraving inside a
> browser window, and it is blazingly fast at it. LilyPond will probably
> never achieve that kind of usability in an interactive setting.
> This comes at the inherent cost of making much cheaper design
> decisions. Verovio is astonishingly good at that, but I'd argue it will
> never get to LilyPond's level of automatic engraving quality.
> That's why I've been lobbying for having both Verovio and LilyPond as
> two coequal rendering channels for MEI documents.
>> and what do you mean by 'not really scalable’? 
> For every little feature that one wants supported one has to *add* to
> the set of conversion rules. This makes it harder to maintain than
> necessary, and it will probably make it even slower if it should
> approach comprehensiveness.
> Urs

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