This page is a rudimentary word processor for Musa. Here, you can enter and edit Musa text and mark it up by changing the style, size, layout, color, and font. If you're working in English, it also incorporates the capabilities of the Transliterator and Transcriber. Once you're done, you can print the results, you can create a "meme" (an image with text), or you can view the results as text in several formats and copy them by clicking on the yellow box.
There are several ways to enter Musa text:
Using the standard Musa keyboard at left, or one of the Musa Keyboards if you prefer: onscreen, Falcon, or from a phone running Musa Keys.
For English, you can use your normal system keyboard as a transliteration keyboard. Check the Transliteration box: Roman letters you type will be interpreted as Musa letters according to the spelling conventions of American English, with some particularities (shown at right: click the image to expand it). Write stressed vowels with capital letters. For more information, visit the Transliteration keyboards page.
Pasting from another source (with or without markup). When you paste marked-up text, you will see it correctly, but you may not be able to change it.
Transcribing English text in the Roman alphabet. Words that are split by markup won't be transcribed correctly, so it's better to do transcription before markup. This transcriber doesn't let you choose between heteronyms or variants, and it always raises most schwas; if you want more control, use the
You can type Roman letters (or any other script) in the text if the Transliteration box is not checked.
You can enter or paste visible markup (as opposed to marked-up text) in three different formats: as HTML like <span style="font-weight: bold;">, as plaintext like <bold> as described on the Markup page, or as Musa markup like . Don't forget the closing tags </span> </> ! Press the Parse Markup button, and the Composer will try to make sense of it.
The Meme Settings at lower left control the width, height, and background of the image you generate. Width or Height of 0 means "as small as possible to fit the text". The Alignment tags control position within this canvas. You can change the background color using the Select All button. If you are going to use an image as background, it must be on your local machine, and it can't be too big (the limits depend on your browser). Unfortunately, the renderer doesn't support OpenType features like ligatures and contextual alternates, so the fonts that depend on them (Taunus, Yousuf, Zhou, Yasuhiro, and Tomokana) will look funny.
An alternative is to use the Show Alone button to isolate the meme onscreen, then take a screenshot (⊞ + Print Screen).