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This is M-Tx (Music-from-TeXt), version 0.60d (2013-12-24).

M-Tx is a preprocessor for PMX that facilitates inputting lyrics. It
builds the PMX input file based on a language very similar to PMX. M-Tx
includes most of PMX's functionality, but it also permits in-line PMX
commands to give access to virtually all of PMX.

The author of M-Tx is Dirk Laurie (

To install (on TDS-compliant TeX systems):

 +  unzip tex-archive/install/ at the root of a texmf tree and, 
    if necessary, update the filename database; e.g., texhash texmf. 
    Documentation for M-Tx is installed under doc/generic/tmx. You must use 
    an unzipping program that converts text files to the text-file format of 
    your platform, such as "unzip -a ... " on Linux.

 +  *either* copy the executables appropriate for your
    platform (Windows, OSX) to a folder on the executable PATH 
    and ensure it has execute permission 

 +  *or* on any Unix-like system with gcc and standard development tools
    installed: unpack mtx-0.60d.tar.gz (anywhere), move to the resulting
    mtx-0.60d directory, and do

       ./configure [--prefix=$HOME]
       make       (or make -f Makefile.orig if you have fpc installed)
       make install  (as root, if necessary)

    Then install a symbolic link m-tx in any directory on the executable
    PATH to scripts/m-tx/m-tx.lua

Documentation for M-Tx and the wrapper script is installed under 


Many examples of M-Tx and 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

M-Tx may be freely copied, duplicated and used in conformance to the
GNU General Public License (Version 2, 1991, see included file gpl.txt).

This CTAN distribution is maintained by Bob Tennent (
Dec. 12th, 2013


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 1967 2013-12-24 20:19
gpl.txt 18002 2012-04-05 16:14
mtx-0.60d.tar.gz 199871 2012-10-07 18:17
mtx-install.pdf 90120 2013-01-19 10:10

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M-Tx – A pre­pro­ces­sor for pmx

M-Tx is a pre­pro­ces­sor to pmx, which is it­self a pre­pro­ces­sor to musix­tex, a mu­sic type­set­ting sys­tem. The prime mo­ti­va­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of M-Tx was to pro­vide lyrics for mu­sic to be type­set. In fact, pmx now pro­vides a lyrics in­ter­face, but M-Tx con­tin­ues in use by those who pre­fer its lan­guage.

Pack­age De­tailsM-Tx
Home pagehttp://ick­ing-mu­­ware/in­dexmt6.html
Ver­sion0.60d 2013-12-24
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
Dirk Lau­rie
Con­tained inTeXlive as m-tx
MikTeX as mik­tex-mtx-bin
Topics type­set­ting mu­sic and re­lated stuff
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