Category: script types

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Patching Part Two: Script Types

Here are 2 other posts that belong to the prehistory of my blogging: #1: Latin Salsa Dated Sept. 26th, 2011 As you can see in this letter written by Lessing around 1750, it requires a particular training to just be able to read the kind of script used in Germany in the 18th-19th century (this letter is indeed a pretty nice and clean example – it usually gets far worse) The texts we publish in our digital edition are mostly – but not exclusively – written in this kind of script, called german old script (“alte deutsche Schrift” in German,...

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Digital Editions Session Part 1

The presentation of Marie Bisson’s project of a Digital Edition of works by Thomas Le Roy was interesting to me especially because it is still pretty virtual – just like our project, still ringing with several layers of technicalities before you can really say what it is going to look like. But the added value of comparing 3 versions of not so identical texts seems to appeal to the more experienced colleagues in the room. I could see that Marie Bisson chose to have the values of her tags in French. We decided to switch from German to English in...