Philip's Music Writer is a program for typesetting music. It reads text files as input, and generates PostScript as output. It can also write simple MIDI files for proofhearing purposes. PMW is written in C and is freestanding; that is, it does not require additional processing software. It is a Linux/Unix port of a program that has run for over a decade on Acorn systems, where it was known as Philip's Music Scribe.
Release Notes: A multiple rest bar can now be stretched or (slightly) squashed. In text strings, all characters in the Latin-A Extended code page are now accessible.
Release Notes: Some infelicities in the code have been tidied up, and two small new facilities are added: old-style multirest bars and the ability to suppress only one of a pair of warning key and time signatures.
Release Notes: Two small new features are added: the ability to move tremolo lines vertically, and interpretation of simple tremolos when generating MIDI. One small source infelicity has been tidied up.
Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. The bugs that are fixed are relatively minor.
Release Notes: There are two new command line options, -drawstavelines and -drawbarlines, which cause PMW to output stave and barlines using PostScript drawing commands instead of characters from the Music font. This can be useful in environments where PostScript interpreters do not handle the stave and barline characters well.