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This is MusiXTeX, version 1.18-2015-07-25.
MusiXTeX is a TeX-based system for typesetting music.

The main author was Daniel Taupin, who died in a climbing
accident in 2003; other authors credited in the MusiXTeX
manual are Andreas Egler and Ross Mitchell. MusiXTeX is now
being maintained by

Don Simons dsimons(at)roadrunner(dot)com
Hiroaki Morimoto CQX05646(at)nifty(dot)com
Bob Tennent rdt(at)cs(dot)queensu(dot)ca

The package includes

   + Postscript slur support, due to Stanislav Kneifl

   + musixlyr support for lyrics, due to Rainer Dunker

   + musixcrd support for chord symbols, due to Robert Hennig

   + support for music text in Palatino, Helvetica, Times 
     and EC fonts

   + several other extension packages 

   + a script musixflx.lua for the 2nd-pass processing

   + a script musixtex.lua that automates the 3-pass 
     etex -> musixflx -> [pdf]etex process, 
     possibly followed by calls to dvips and ps2pdf (or dvipdfm) 
     to convert the output to Portable Document Format (PDF)

   + wrapper scripts musixflx.bat and musixtex.bat for use on Windows

MusiXTeX fonts, including both the original metafont sources
and Type 1 versions by Takanori Uchiyama are in a separate
musixtex-fonts package, which must be installed before using
the MusiXTeX macros.

musixtex-install.{pdf,tex} is a more-detailed version of the
following instructions:

To install (on TDS-compliant TeX systems):

 +  unzip tex-archive/install/macros/musixtex.tds.zip at the root of a
    texmf tree and, if necessary, update the filename database; 
    e.g., texhash texmf.

 +  on Windows: move the scripts in Windows to a folder
    on the executable PATH (or add that folder to the PATH)

 +  on any Unix-like system: install symbolic links musixflx
    and musixtex in a directory on the executable PATH to
    scripts/musixtex/musixflx.lua and scripts/musixtex/musixtex.lua,

Documentation for MusiXTeX and friends is installed under 


Documentation for the musixflx and musixtex scripts are in 


Many users, especially beginners, will find it easier to
use the PMX and M-Tx pre-processors, which accept a simpler
input language than MusiXTeX itself. Another pre-processor,
autosp, simplifies input to MusiXTeX by automatically
generating note-spacing commands. These pre-processor
packages may be found at CTAN under support. Additional
documentation, additional add-on packages, and many examples
of MusiXTeX typesetting may be found at the Werner Icking
Music Archive at


Support for users of MusiXTeX and related software may be
obtained via the MusiXTeX mail list at


MusiXTeX may be freely copied, duplicated and used in
conformance to the GNU General Public License (Version 2,
1991, see included file gpl.txt) or (at your option) any
later version.

This distribution is maintained by Bob Tennent


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
ChangeLog-114.txt 4264 2011-04-03 20:09
ChangeLog-115.txt 7287 2011-04-03 22:15
ChangeLog-116.txt 1109 2015-04-21 10:49
ChangeLog-117.txt 527 2015-05-26 08:55
ChangeLog-118.txt 345 2015-07-25 23:02
ChangeLog-musix­doc.txt 734 2015-02-20 09:12
README 2996 2015-07-25 16:42
musix­doc.pdf 1244127 2015-07-25 17:07
musix­tex-in­stall.pdf 93293 2015-02-20 08:49
musix­tex-in­stall.tex 6613 2015-02-20 08:49
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