JTEI publishes the first two articles from Issue 8

Dear all,

Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is going to be larger than any previous issue, and so we are publishing it on a “rolling” basis as articles are completed. The first two articles have now been published on the Journal site, just as you were looking around for something good to read in your vacation:


Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli:
Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema

Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese:
Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions

Many thanks to our guest editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti, for their work on this issue, alongside the rest of the team (John Walsh, General Editor, and Ron Van den Branden, Technical Editor).

Many more articles from this issue will be appearing over the next couple of months. Also, don’t forget the Call for Papers for Issue 9 which is currently open:


Best wishes for the holidays,

Martin Holmes
(Managing Editor, JTEI)

Visualisation Tool Supporting the Embedded Transcription Method

Dear colleagues,

(On behalf of Roberto Rosselli Del Turco)

EVT 0.1.62 with experimental support for the embedded transcription method has just been released. A sample edition collecting miscellaneous examples (including those presented in the Guidelines) is available here:


and a blog post describing EVT changes is here:


while the EVT code with all of above is as usual available on Sourceforge:


Feedback and suggestions on how to improve it (and of course other EVT features) would be much appreciated, as written in the blog post we weren’t sure of how to interpret some of the possible use cases. Seeing TEI XML from the point of view of a tool developer, for once, was an eye opening experience!

Last, but definitely not least, thanks to the EADH “small grants” program which made this expansion of EVT’s features possible.

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea