This is a new program from Michael Methfessel which converts tunes in abc format directly to postscript, which can be printed or viewed on screen (see software). The program is written in C and must be compiled before it can run: instructions are provided, and should be fairly straightforward for Unix machines; if anyone can compile it for DOS/Windows or Mac, please let me know, and I'll post the instructions or binaries here.

The abc2ps package is available as a compressed (.Z) archive, a gzip archive or as individual files. European users may get it from Michael's own site in Germany.
Please read Michael's introduction first.

Current Release: 1.2 (8 June, 1996)
New features includes new symbols (slide,roll..), better page breaking, and automatic line breaking if desired. See Changes for more details.

abc2ps on different computers

abc2ps was originally written for Unix; compilation instructions are included in the package, instructions for specific platforms are available here.

[NEW] Macintosh [NEW]
Wil Macaulay has released a Macintosh version of abc2ps 1.2, which you can get here (343kb BinHex file). Thanks Wil!

Andy Clark is working on a Windows version (as of 8/96). Stay tuned for progress reports!

N.B. If you get abc2ps to work on any machine other than those listed above, please email me to say how it compiled, even if it was just by exactly following the instructions!

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