Music Notation on eReaders
Has anyone had success incorporating music notation in an epub? I'm trying to incorporate full page graphics from scores created in Sibelius 8.1. The conversion process handles the image size and most elements of the notation well, but there is one pretty general problem. The staff (five horizontal parallel lines - what could be easier to draw than that?) is poorly rendered on most ereaders with individual lines varying in weight (sharpness/blackness) often to the point of being invisible or barely visible on the screen.
The process I have followed uses monochrome graphic exports from Sibelius in various formats (JPG, PNG, BMP, SVG) at every resolution level available. I insert them into the Word docx which contains my narrative, and convert via the Lulu website. Sometimes there is a marginal improvement on one of the test readers I'm using but it is invariably offset by a poorer result on another, and basically none of them are of a distributable standard.
I'll be very grateful for any ideas, suggestions or advice.