He might be trying to do it because I did it. I don't necessarily strictly prefer it there, but I do think it sounds nice, and I thought the option was worth a look, and I figured it was a trick to accomplish and a breeze to undo.
I think Jack was trying to rewrite it because only the converter you pointed to can turn that rather odd looking code into a single stave with the counter-melody printed an octave lower than written using the command V:Countermelody octave=-1 which I've never seen before and doesn't work in any of the four ABC software packages I have installed so it most certainly won't work in Barfly. I know three different methods of printing two parts on a single stave using abc but none will print a voice an octave lower than written with a header command as far as I am aware. The converter is very clever for doing that but the coding isn't very useful if it isn't supported by the most popular software packages and requires an internet connection to work.
I get a nicely printed sheet of music but the second voice is printed at the pitch it was coded in not an octave lower.
Edited by tallship, 03 October 2013 - 02:01 PM.