Friday, November 11, 2005
Humdrum extras or coding problem
Now I have a problem with the "Humdrum Extras" package. It's either a bug in the package, or a problem in the encoding of Hydn's Symphonie Nr. 100. I knew that the loose ASCII-based encoding mixed with regular expressions and shell scripts would give this kind of problem sooner or later. There's some grammatical problem with mixing all these musical layers into one flat file. Now I'm left with a problem saying "error: trailing tab character in line: |". Right, that's very helpful... :( And I searched the original text file of the Symphony and there's no one line with just a 'pipe' character. I'll see what I'll do... Why didn't they code this in XML to begin with?