Runabc is a graphical user interface to several command line driven programs for processing abc files. It is written in Tcl/Tk script and will run on any computer or operating system in which Tcl/Tk is installed. This includes Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh. The script now provides graphical user interfaces to abc2abc, abc2midi, abc2ps, abcm2ps and yaps. You also need a midi player and a postscript viewer. If you are running on Windows (95,98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7) or Linux on the i386 you can get many of the executables here and also from the web site The ABC Plus Homepage. For other systems you will probably need to download the sources and compile them yourself. The link below illustrates the operation of this program. The link install.html provides links to web sites where you can get the various components to run the program.
runabc.html describes what this program does. Updated 2014-06-10 You can also download the entire documentation in a zip file runabc_html.zip. Updated 2014-02-05
You can download the latest version of runabc.tcl here
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runabc.kit will run without tcl/tk on almost any system where tclkit has been installed. See install.html for details.
For Windows system, Runabc_setup.exe will install runabc.exe and the abcMIDI executables, and create shortcuts on your start button and Desktop. By default the programs are installed on c:\runabc folder; if you choose to put it in c:\Program Files\ and you are also running Windows 7, then it is necessary to change the permissions of the installed folder to allow write access.
|abc2abc||1.75 September 08 2014|
|abc2midi||3.36 September 28 2014|
|abc2ps.zip||1.3.3 December 2 2000|
|yaps||1.57 November 04 2013|
|midi2abc||2.94 January 05 2014|
|midicopy||1.20 October 28 2013|
|abcmatch||1.62 January 01 2014|
The latest version is abcMIDI-2014-09-28.zip September 28 2014.
Executables for the Microsoft Windows operating systems are also available in the zip file abcmidi_win32.zip. This file was updated on September 28 2014 (includes abcm2ps-7.8.8 executable).
Documentation abc2midi guide . The guide was updated September 11 2014.
Other abc file links may be found in The abc Homepage.
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|Balkan dances vol 2|
|Klezmer Database cleaned up|
|Ottawa Slow Jam|
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Nils Liberg has been too busy to support Easy Abc. Some numerous bug fixes have been contributed and you can find updated source code here.
September 08 2014: added the abc 2.1 extension to handle the +: for lyrics. (Support is still rather limited.)
September 10 2014: extended !bend! function in abc2midi to work with microtones.
September 11 2014: new %%MIDI bendstring command. The abcmidi guide was also updated.
September 23 2014: %%MIDI bendstring command expanded somewhat. abc2midi updated