4.2.3 Requirements for building documentation

The entire set of documentation for the most current build of LilyPond is available online at http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.19/Documentation/web/development, but you can also build them locally from the source code. This process requires some additional tools and packages.

Note: If the instructions for one of the previously listed Linux in the previous section ( Requirements for compiling LilyPond) have been used, then the following can be ignored as the software should already be installed.

Note: By default, when building LilyPond’s documentation, pdfTeX is be used. However ligatures (fi, fl, ff etc.) may not be printed in the PDF output. In this case XeTeX can be used instead. Download and install the texlive-xetex package. The scripts used to build the LilyPond documentation will use XeTex instead of pdfTex to generate the PDF documents if it is available. No additional configuration is required.


LilyPond — Contributor’s Guide v2.19.42 (development-branch).