[MEI-L] Verovio update

Laurent Pugin lxpugin at gmail.com
Sat May 16 12:00:11 CEST 2015

PS The link to the lyric feature page is obviously wrong. it should have
been http://www.verovio.org/features.xhtml?id=lyrics

On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Laurent Pugin <lxpugin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> One year after the first presentation of Verovio at the MEC last year in
> Charlottesville, I would like to give you an update on the progress made
> this year.
> Several features have been added. Some notable ones include:
> - Chords (thanks to the work of Andrew Horwitz)
> http://www.verovio.org/features.xhtml?id=chords
> - Critical apparatus, including nested apparati
> http://www.verovio.org/features.xhtml?id=app
> - Lyrics, including multi-line lyrics and connectors
> http://www.verovio.org/features.xhtml?id=app
> The work-in-progress on other features (cross-staff notation, mensural
> notation alignment, etc.) can be seen on the features page.
> http://www.verovio.org/features.xhtml
> The MEI viewer was updated to a version that shows how Verovio can be used
> in a more responsive environment. In this new viewer, the layout of the
> music is adjusted to the screen size. The best performance is with Firefox.
> http://www.verovio.org/mei-viewer.xhtml
> Verovio is now SMuFL compliant. It includes its own font (Leipzig) but can
> also use the Bravura (Steinberg) or the Gootville (Musescore) fonts. Other
> fonts can easily be used.
> http://www.verovio.org/smufl.xhtml?font=Leipzig
> Behind the scenes: many improvements have been made to the Verovio
> codebase. They include the use of LibMEI for generating some of the code
> and the improvement of the SVG output structure. These two modifications
> make Verovio even closer to MEI. There is also a new Python binding for
> using it in scripting environments.
> We are aiming for release version 1.0 in the near future. It will include
> support for MEI timestamp events (for hairpin, dynamics, etc), basic
> articulations and improved slur positioning, which has not yet been taken
> care of.
> Looking forward to seeing some of you next week in Florence,
> Laurent
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