XML News from Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Notation Software has released Notation Composer, a $150 notation editor and MIDI sequencer for Windows that can convert MIDI files into music notation and MusicXML.

Myriad Software has released PDFtoMusic Pro, a $199 payware product that "turns PDF files created by notation programs (e.g. they have vector graphics, font data, etc., not just pixels from an image) into MusicXML files. This is huge for unlocking the sheet music created in older programs, or those that still don't support MusicXML, and getting them into more modern, open programs."

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless Report Generator 1.1.34, a $1200 payware Java application for converting XML documents to PDF. Unlike most similar tools it appears to be based on HTML and CSS rather than XSL Formatting Objects. This is mostly a bug fix release. Java 1.2 or later is required.

Kiyut has released Sketsa 4.1, a $49 payware SVG editor written in Java. Version 4.1 adds Union, Subtract, Intersect, ExclusiveOr, Path Combine, and Path Break. Java 5 or later is required.