LilyPond Notation Package Version 2.6 Now Available

LilyPond is an open source package for creating music notation that is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Inspired by the best classical engraving available, LilyPond handles spacing, line breaking and collisions resolution automatically. As the input is text-based, it can be seamlessly integrated with text documents, such as HTML and LaTeX. LilyPond is distributed as open source, so you can download it for free.

With version 2.6, LilyPond is now truly for everyone:

  • For every platform - LilyPond now installs in a snap on Windows, MacOS X, and any version of Linux/x86
  • For every language - Pango text formatting lets you print Unicode lyrics in your favorite script and font
  • For every application - Create SVG files, and edit them in Inkscape

In addition, version 2.6 adds support for

  • Staves starting anywhere on the page
  • Solfa notation
  • Arrowed lines
  • Better auto-beaming
  • Circled text
  • String-number notation
  • Better ledger line formatting
  • Score separators
  • Cleaner syntax for text markup
  • Pagebreaks around titles
  • Stemlets on beams
  • Easier titles customization
  • Direct PostScript or SVG output
  • (te)TeX no longer necessary
  • Revised manual
  • Website now translated into Dutch and French

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