Hi,There's a free, open source Braille music transcription program written in Java called freedots.
http://delysid.org/freedots.html Music XML works great, and it's supported by over 140 music applications.The two major music scoring programs are Sibelius and Finale, and both of them supports Music XML. Sibelius could only import music XML, and it needed a plugin called Dolet to export, but not anymore. The latest Sibelius 7 just got a feature to export Music XML. Also the latest Sibelius got built-in accessibility features out of the box. It's little annoying because the new GUI is based on qt4, but I think it's pretty promising. It's far more accessible than any other application with QT4 GUI I've used.
JL On 7/5/2011 2:17 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
Jim, You can get very good results by just typing music.xml in Google. recordare.com has a lot of stuff, including the specification. Google takes you right to it. John On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 01:00:02PM -0400, James Homme wrote:Hi John, The last time I attempted to check, Music XML wasn't completed, or whatever the term is for finalized. Do you know where to read the specification might be? I have heard that the two leading score creation programs are adopting Music XML now. Jim -----Original Message----- From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John J. Boyer Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:09 PM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Music Transcription In answer to Jim Homme's question about music transcription, we will use music.xml or something similar. The transcription will actually be done by liblouisutdml, which is written in C so that it can be incorporated into various applications. BrailleBlaster is the application I am working on. You could say that liblouisutdml is a braille transcription engine that could be put into different types of cars. BrailleBlaster is the showcase car. John -- John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer Abilitiessoft, Inc. http://www.abilitiessoft.com Madison, Wisconsin USA Developing software for people with disabilities __________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind This e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential and are intended solely for use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this e-mail without the author's prior permission. The views expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily represent the views of Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries, or affiliates. __________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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