Another problem seems to be fixed now: You can now write chords using the notation with "<" and "<" of LilyPond.
Currently, WebLily.net works fine for small (i.e. really very small) examples. However, these known limitations remain:
- Any LiliPond input larger than really small will send the website to computational nirvana
- Some graphical objects are still missing without any notice, e.g. beams
- Depending on your browser non-ASCII characters in texts may show up as "?"
I am working on this and I'd appreciate your feedback. Please, let me know what you think about it. Write a comment to this blog or send me a personal message.
Only recently (why so late?) did I come to know LilyPond, the fantastic music engraving software. Being impressed by its simplicity and its beautyful results and at times overwhelmed by the wealth of its functions and options I came up with the idea of making it available on the web.
This is an experimental project. I am exploring the realm of web programming using Google's Web Toolkit. The output is true HTML so hopefully it will run on any browser. Since I am not an experienced programmer doing this just as a hobby you might know what you'll have to expect.
May be people who are new to LilyPond and just want to play around with it will find this to be a useful tool, since they do not have to download and to install the software on their machines.