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a2crd(1)

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August 2010

chordii

Text file (chordpro format) to music sheet converter

NAME

a2crd - attempts the conversion of lyrics file into chordii input

SYNOPSIS

a2crd [OPTIONS] [FILE...]

DESCRIPTION

a2crd reads the lyrics of one songs from a file, and attempts to produce a output suitable for chordii. Chord names can appear above or below the lyrics. a2crd will embed those names into the lyrics.
The FAQ list of alt.guitar documents the way a ascii file should look, but this format is not recognized by everyone, or fully enforced. Thus, it is impossible to modify chordii itself to read *any* type of ascii input and produce good result. a2crd tries its best to to do the tedious conversion job.
a2crd attempts to recognize mail/news headers, and comments them out. It preserves as is any line starting with a ’{’, which would indicates a chordii command. It also preserves any lines starting with a ’#’.
a2crd prepends to the output the content of a file called $HOME/.a2crdsig, if it exists.
The first line that is not a comment is assumed to be the title of the song. The nest lines until a blank one are assumed to be subtitles.

OPTIONS

-r RATIO Sets the threshold for chordii line recognition. a2crd looks at every line. If the ratio ( space_characters / non-space_characters) is greater than RATIO, the line will be recognized as a chordii line, and its content will be merge with the next available text line. The RATIO has a initial value of 1. It is defined as a floating precision value.
-D Prints debugging information. For programmers only.
-o FILE Sends output to FILE.

See Also

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C)2008 The Chordii Project
Copyright (C)1992 by Martin Leclerc and Mario Dorion

AUTHORS

Martin Leclerc *** DEFUNCT ***
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