Tab is a typesetter for lute tablature, for renaissance and baroque lutes and theorboes, in French and Italian notation.
Version: 4.3.9Tab is a typesetter for lute tablature, for renaissance and baroque lutes and theorboes, in French and Italian notation. It runs on many computers but is developed on the linux operating system. Tab is a command line or "dos" program and you can't use the mouse.
Operating System: Linux
You use tab in conjunction with a word processor or editor program and a PostScript display/printing program (like Ghostview). You edit a plain text file with special commands to enter the lute tablature, then you run tab to convert that input into PostScript output that you can print or display with the right program. Because I, as a programmer, have not spent my time on a fancy user interface, I have been able to exend the formatting capabilities of my program. There are other tablature programs that you can use to enter music and save in tab format to take advantage of tab's high quality fonts and proportional spacing.