"However, MuseScore is intended to be a complete workspace for
the composer who wants a true WYSIWYG music notation environment
for writing and printing scores. The program thus supports the same
range of features seen in other notation programs, but it handles
its printing functions internally, without assistance from external
applications or utilities. MuseScore supports an unlimited number
of staves (with up to four voices per staff); note entry by mouse,
keyboard or MIDI device; import/export of MusicXML and MIDI files;
immediate audition and score playback; and extensive language
integration (14 languages supported so far).
Although Dr. Joerg Anders ceased development of his original
NoteEdit, he eventually decided to revive his work toward a WYSIWYG
notation editor for Linux. NtEd is the excellent result of those
"As we might expect, NtEd's user interface is heavily indebted
to NoteEdit. However, significant changes in the development track
indicate that NtEd is its own project with its own unique goals.
The GUI is now based on the Cairo libraries; MusicXML files can be
imported, and a neat "floating toolbox" has been added for faster
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