Projects / GuitarTeX


GuitarTeX is based on the idea of Chord. It takes a Chord file containing Chordpro directives to produce good-looking and easy-to-play song sheets for guitarists in PostScript or PDF format. You can use all available LaTeX features and packages to create a songbook or a single song sheet as you like it. If you don't know very much about LaTeX you can create pstscript or PDF output automatically. There also is a Web-based version on the GuitarTeX homepage that produces HTML output, which may be used without installing anything on your local computer.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Jul 2002 18:24

    Release Notes: This release has support for Spanish, and support for chord output in Italian notation (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si).

    •  20 Jan 2002 19:14

      Release Notes: Support for the Polish language and German documentation were added. There were some minor bugfixes.

      •  17 Jan 2002 21:58

        Release Notes: A fix for the inability to find the configuration file.

        •  13 Jan 2002 17:10

          Release Notes: An install script was added. GuitarTeX has been split into an editor (guitartex) and a command line filter program (gtx2tex). guitartex acts as a GUI for gtx2tex. A new command line option was added to create output without chords (lyrics only). Musical typesetting was integrated with MusixTeX, MusixLyr, and Tabdefs. Chord symbols are created with the gchord package from Kasper Peeters. PDF output now creates bookmarks and thumbnails. Brazilian language support was added.

          •  10 Nov 2001 19:46

            Release Notes: A new ability to start from anywhere (all resources are found by the program), a new preamble directive to add commands to the LaTeX preamble, a viewer starts automatically after creating a TeX, ps, or PDF file, and a fix for directive syntax highlighting.

            Recent comments

            17 Feb 2004 02:48 blenda

            RTFM FFS
            Okay, so there is a way to change the language. You do it with the $language variable in ~/.guitartexrc

            17 Feb 2004 02:45 blenda

            Didn't work well
            This app didn't work out very well for me. The language is German, and I didn't see any way to change it to English. It was crashy and I didn't manage to output neither PDF nor PostScript.


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