CTI Textual Studies
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Can you point me to examples of the electronic presentation of textual differences among editions of the same work?
Thank you for your query. A couple of questions might be relevant here. Are you looking for software which might assist you in collating as well as presenting textual variants? Do you have a preference for CD-ROM or online presentation?
At one extreme lies the Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM published by Cambridge University Press. This provides access to around 58 witnesses to the text. It is possible to click on any line in the base text and see all the variant readings of that line, one can then click on a variant line and see the full transcription of the witness. Finally, every folio of every witness is accompanied by a digital image of that folio. See further http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/publish/comtxt/ct12/fraser.html
The production of this CD-ROM made heavy use of Collate, Mac software for the collation of up to 100 witnesses. If you're interested in computer-assisted collation then have a look at http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/enquiry/tat04.html
More simple presentations include:
Finally, just today an advert for a new application to assist the creation of a critical edition fell into my inbox. See http://www.oeaw.ac.at/~kvk/cte/cte_e~1.htm (Classical Text Editor) and a DOS-based package which I've never used can be found at http://s.top.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/cet.htm (Critical Edition Typesetter)
HTML Author: Mike Fraser
Document created: 26 March 1998
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