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       chordii  -  produce  a  professional  looking  PostScript  sheet-music  from an ascii file
       containing lyrics and chords information.


       chordii [OPTIONS] FILE [FILE...]


       chordii produces a postscript document from a lyrics file containing chord indications and
       chorus  delimiters.  The  document produced contains the lyrics of a song, with the guitar
       chords appearing above the right words. A representation of all chords used in the song is
       printed at the bottom of the last page.

       Extensive documentation can be found in the chordii User Guide, available from the Chordii
       download page ⟨⟩.


       chordii takes both long options, starting with --,  and  short  options  starting  with  a
       single -, according to the getopt_long(3) conventions.

       --about -A
               Will print the "About Chordii..." message.

       --single-space -a
               Automatically single spaces lines that have no chords.

       --chord-size=CHORD_FONT_SIZE -c
               Sets  the  size,  in  points,  of the font used to display chords to the specified
               integer value.

       --chord-font=CHORD_FONT -C
               Sets the font used to print chords to the specified name. That name must be  known
               to your PostScript Interpreter.

       --dump-chords-text -d
               Generates  a  text  chord  chart  of all internally known chords as well as chords
               defined in the .chordrc file. Chords defined in the .chordrc file  are  identified
               with  the  "(local)"  caption.  The printout is suitable for input to the .chordrc

       --dump-chords -D
               Generates a PostScript chord chart of all  internally  known  chords  as  well  as
               chords  defined  in  the  .chordrc  file.  Chords defined in the .chordrc file are
               identified with a small asterisk after the chord grid.

       --no-chord-grids -G
               Disable printing of the chord grids for the whole input file(s). The effect can be
               disable for any particular song by the usage of the grid or g directive.

       --no-easy-chord-grids -g
               Disable  printing  of  grids for "easy" chords. Whether a builtin chord is easy or
               not has been arbitrarily decided by the authors. The general  rule  was  that  any
               chord  in  its  major,  minor,  7th  or minor 7th was "easy" while everything else
               (maj7, aug, dim, sus, etc...) was "difficult". All chords defined in the  .chordrc
               file or in the input file are defined as "difficult".

       --chord-grids-sorted -S
               Prints  the  chord  grids  in alphabetical order. Default is to print in the order
               they appear in the song.

       --help -h
               Prints a short options summary.

       --toc -i
               Generates a table of contents with the song titles and page numbers.   It  implies
               page numbering through the document. Index pages are not numbered.

       --lyrics-only -l
               Prints only the lyrics of the song.

       --even-pages-number-left -L
               Places  the  odd  and  even  page  numbers  in  the  lower  right and left corners
               respectively (for two-sided output). The default is all page numbers on the right.

       --output=FILE -o
               Sends PostScript output to FILE.

       --start-page-number=FIRST_PAGE -p
               Numbers the pages consecutively starting with first_page (e.g.  1).  Without  this
               option,  each song restarts the page numbering at 1, and page numbers are only put
               on subsequent pages of multiple page songs.

       --page-size=PAPER_SIZE -P
               Specifies the paper size, "us", "letter", "a4" or "a5". Default is "a4".

       --chord-grid-size=GRID_SIZE -s
               Sets the size of the chord grids.

       --text-size=TEXT_SIZE -t
               Sets the size, in points, of the font used to display the lyrics to the  specified
               integer value. The title line is displayed using that point size + 5. The subtitle
               is displayed using that point size - 2. The  tablature  is  displayed  using  this
               point size - 2.

       --text-font=TEXT_FONT -T
               Sets the font used to print text to the specified name. That name must be known to
               your PostScript Interpreter.

       --version -V
               Prints version and patch level.

       --vertical-space=EXTRA_SPACE -w
               Adds extra vertical space between the lines to improve readability.

       --transpose=SEMITONES -x
               Sets up transposition to that number of semitones. Can  not  be  zero.  All  chord
               names must be build in the following way in order to be recognized:

               {note-name}[#|b][^/]* [ '/' {note-name}[#|b][^/]* ]

               That  is,  a  valid  note name, possibly followed by '#' or 'b', followed by other
               modifier ('7', 'm', etc...). Many such construct can make up a chord name, as long
               as they are separated by '/'.

               {note-name} must appear in the list 'A','B','C','D','E','F','G'.

       --2-up -2
               Prints two logical pages per physical page.

       --4-up -4
               Prints four logical pages per physical page.


       A line starting with a '#' is interpreted as a comment, and generates no output. (although
       all your comments are automatically mailed to the authors, and we read them at parties...)

       Directives that appear between curly brackets ('{' and '}') have a special  meaning.  They
       must  be  alone on a line. Blanks before the opening bracket and after the closing bracket
       are not significant. Directives suffixed by a colon require arguments.

       Blanks inside a  directive  are  not  significant  (except  inside  one  of  the  comments

       Supported directives are:

       titles: TYPE
               Selects  the  placement  of  the  titles.  Currently supported are left and center

       start_of_chorus or soc
               which indicates the  start  of  a  chorus  (yep).  The  complete  chorus  will  be
               highlighted by a change bar, to be easily located by the player.

       end_of_chorus or eoc
               marks the end of the chorus

       comment: or c:
               will  call the printing of the rest of the line, highlighted by a grey box (Useful
               to call a chorus, for example)

       comment_italic: or ci:
               will print the comment in an italic font ... well not really. It  will  print  the
               comment in the font used for printing chord names (which is normally italic unless
               you specified a different chord_font).

       comment_box: or cb:
               will print the comment inside a bounding box.

       new_song or ns
               marks the beginning of a new song. It enables you to put  multiple  songs  in  one
               file. It is not required at the beginning of the file.

       title: or t:
               specifies  the  title of the song. It will appear centered at the top of the first
               page, and at the bottom of every other page, accompanied there by the page number,
               within the current song.

       subtitle: or st:
               specifies  a  string  to  be  printed right below the title. Many subtitles can be

       define: NAME base-fret OFFSET frets STR1...STR6
               defines a new chord called NAME.

               Example for a 6-string guitar:

               {define Ab+: base-fret 1 frets x x 2 1 1 0}

               The keyword "base-fret" indicates that the number that  follows  (OFFSET)  is  the
               first fret that is to be displayed when representing the way this chord is played.

               The keyword "frets" then appears and is followed by 6 values. These values are the
               fret number [ 1 to n ] for each string [STR1 to STR6]  and  are  RELATIVE  to  the
               offset. A value of "-", "X" or "x" indicates a string that is not played.

               Keywords "base-fret" and "frets" are MANDATORY.

               A  value of 0 for a given string means it is to be played open, and will be marked
               by a small open circle above the string in the grid. The strings are  numbered  in
               ascending  order of tonality, starting on the low E (the top string). On output, a
               chord defined in the user's .chordrc file will have  a  small  asterisk  near  its
               grid, a chord defined in a song will have two small asterixes.

               At  the  beginning  of every song, the default chords are re-loaded and the user's
               .chordrc file is re-read. Chord definition of new chords inside the text of a song
               are only valid for that song.

               The syntax of a {define} directive has been modified in version 3.5.  Chordii will
               attempt to recognize an old-format {define} and will accept it. It  will,  though,
               print  a warning inviting you to modify your input file to use the new syntax (the
               exact {define} entry to use is provided as an example).

       pagetype: TYPE
               Selects the page type. Currently supported page types are a4 and letter.
               This directive may only occur in the .chordrc file.

       textfont: POSTSCRIPT_FONT
               same as -T command option

       textsize: N
               same as -t command option

       chordfont: POSTSCRIPT_FONT
               same as -C command option

       chordsize: N
               same as -c command option

       no_grid or ng
               will disable printing of the chord grids for the current song.

       grid or g
               will enable the printing of the chord grids for the current song (subject  to  the
               limitation  caused by the usage of the -g option). This directive will overide the
               runtime -G option for the current song.

       new_page or np
               will force a logical page break (which will obviously turn out to  be  a  physical
               page break if you are not in either 2-up or 4-up mode).

       new_physical_page or npp
               will force a physical page break (in any mode).

       start_of_tab or sot
               will  cause  chord to use a monospace (ie: non-proportional) font for the printing
               of text. This can be used to enter 'tab' information where  character  positioning
               is  crucial.  The  Courier font is used with a smaller point-size than the rest of
               the text.

       end_of_tab or eot
               will stop using monospace font. The effect is implicit at the end of a song.

       columns: N or col: N
               specifies the number of columns on the pages of the current song.

       column_break or colb
               forces a column break. The next line of the song will appear in the next available
               column,  at  the  same height as the last "columns" statement if still on the same
               page, or at the top of the page otherwise.


               Initial directives re-read after each song.


       Run time options override settings from your .chordrc file. So  the  assignement  sequence
       of,  for  instance, the text size, will be: system default, .chordrc, run-time option, and
       finally from within the song itself.

       All keywords are case independent.


       Chordii will not wrap long lines around the right margin.

       White space is not inserted inside the text line, even if white space is inserted  in  the
       "chord"  line  above  the text. The net effect is that chord names can appear further down
       the line than what was intended. This is a side effect  from  fixing  an  old  "bug"  that
       caused the chord names to overlap.  This bug will only manifest itself if you have lots of
       chord but little text.  Inserting white space in the text is a good workaround.

       In 2-up mode, if page-numbering is invoked on a document that has an odd number  of  page,
       the  page number for the last page will be printed at the bottom right of the virtual page
       instead of the bottom right of the physical page.


       Copyright (C)2008 The Chordii Project
       Copyright (C)1990-91-92-93 by Martin Leclerc and Mario Dorion


       Johan Vromans ⟨⟩
       Martin Leclerc ⟨Martin.Leclerc@Sun.COM⟩ *** DEFUNCT ***
       and Mario Dorion ⟨Mario.Dorion@Sun.COM⟩ *** DEFUNCT ***


       Steve Putz ⟨⟩
       Jim Gerland ⟨⟩
       Leo Bicknell ⟨