[Tugindia] TeX for Carnatic Music typesetting

Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan gnu at vsnl.net
Tue Mar 25 19:34:55 CET 2003

Dear TeX experts,

Do we have some way of typesetting Cannatic Music notation in Devanagari/

Basically Carnatic Music notation is something like this:

One line will be the notation and the next line is the corresponding lyrics
which is, sort of, one to one mapping from notation to lyrics. The boundaries
of "Talam" is drawn at different places. Also higher octave and lower octave 
is differentiated using dots on top and bottom of the note respectively.

One close example I could find on the internet is 


I hope I was able to convey what I had in mind. How difficult is it to have
a module to do this kind of a job? (if it doesn't already exist, that is) 
I do not know anything about TeX/LaTeX macros/internals, I am just a normal 
LaTeX user. But I can help someone with musical notation, as I am well versed 
in it.

best regards
    Ramakrishnan M              (http://www.hackGNU.org/)
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