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February 21, 2009

Carnatic Music Notation Typesetter – Release v1.4

Filed under: CM Notation Typesetter,Release Notes — arunk @ 9:35 am

Version 1.4 of the Carnatic Music Notation Typesetter is now released. This release contains the following improvements:

  • Support for new talas: All 35 talas are now supported in catuSra gati. You can use the Assist button to select these talas.
    • To use other gatis with these talas, you can use the Gati directive. Note however that the typesetter may not layout the notations appropriately for more more complex gatis with longer talas. In such cases, you now have an alternative with the Manual tala as explained below.
  • Manual Tala and SongBreak directive: There is also support fora new tala called Manual. With this tala, you take control over the notations – particularly the tala markers as well as line breaks. Tala markers are put out only if you explicitly specify them (as | or || ) in the swara directive lines.
    • In order to make the typesetter to go to the next line of notations, you must explicitly specify a break via the SongBreak directive (also new to v1.4)
    • Note also that with Manual mode, the notation typesetter would be unable to align successive lines at the tala anga markers.
    • The Manual tala is useful for capturing snippets of a raga alapana, or for typesetting notations for a song whose tala layout is too complex to be automatically handled by the typesetter.
  • Bug Fixes: This version also includes some bug fixes, especially to fix Krithi,FullWidth layout mode.

PS: Special thanks to Shubhashree Venkatesh for feedback that led to hastening of support for new talas.


  1. Well said.

    Comment by Amina — April 22, 2009 @ 9:22 am

  2. Looks great

    Comment by mukundanunni — June 16, 2009 @ 4:59 am

  3. What’s the best way to report bugs? I don’t see a contact page.

    (The bug I see is that the sthaayi markers above/below the swaras don’t get printed. They don’t appear in the print preview either. IE8 and Firefox 3.6.3 on XP.)

    Comment by Gopi — June 5, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

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