Saturday, September 28, 2013

A program to set stichera: not yet done

I've been thinking about it. I've been setting the stichera manually. I'm sort of getting an idea of how the text needs to be preprocessed for input and am slowing acquiring a library of stichera melodies and getting more of a feel for which notes in the cadences get divided and whatever. But I'm getting fairly speedy at setting things anyway and I've almost got a library of all the tones. So I'm kind of wondering if I really need to write a program, since I'm barely working much more than the whole "mark up the text" part, which is actually fairly involved. And then I would have to make a pass afterward anyway to correct things that didn't quite come out right. I don't know.