Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

Direc­tory tex-archive/support/m-tx

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 (dpl@sun.ac.za).

To install (on TDS-compliant TeX systems):

 +  unzip tex-archive/install/m-tx.tds.zip 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 (rdt@cs.queensu.ca).
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

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (879.6k).

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-mu­sic-archive.org/soft­ware/in­dexmt6.html
Ver­sion0.60d 2013-12-24
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Main­tainerDirk Lau­rie
Bob Ten­nent
TDS archivem-tx.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as m-tx
MiKTeX as mik­tex-mtx-bin
Topics type­set­ting mu­sic and re­lated stuff
Guest Book Sitemap Contact Contact Author