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Support MusicXML to Lilypond Conversion
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Lilypond comes bundled with a couple converter scripts. We already use the ABC converter. Both supported formats are however less common than MusicXML, which is used as an interchange format throughout different notation programs. Using the bundled XML->Lilypond converter, we would open up importing/exporting music from existing GUIs onto Wikipedia, potentially reducing the effort it takes to write LY.

However, MusicXML files are very hefty, and would not be able to be modified as efficiently on MediaWiki without copying over the notation, importing it, modifiying it, exporting it back, and pasting here, which would be more complicated than our current state.

Should MusicXML in <score> tags be supported?

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Ebe123 triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 23 2017, 6:41 PM
Ebe123 created this task.

As there is a similar function for ABC conversion, this task could be easier. I'd be willing to mentor this task if someone wishes to do it.

Check out https://github.com/grame-cncm/libmusicxml as a promising project to do the conversion.

D3r1ck01 removed Ebe123 as the assignee of this task.Sep 29 2018, 1:54 PM
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HLHJ added a subscriber: HLHJ.Jan 20 2019, 1:01 AM

See this table of GPL software that does this conversion.