we are back at you with what may be called a “double feature” release: two new versions of EVT at the same time! Here are the details.
This version is a follow-up to v. 1.1, which was released for the DH2016 conference, and adds support for yet another specific list (<listOrg>) besides a little refining. The 1.1 and following version was supposed to be a bug fix release, but we actually managed to include new features in it: EVT 1 is going to stay with us for a long time, which means that we definitely want to support it not only with bug fixes, but also with improvements when possible. Do not expect radical changes or brand new features in this version, however.
Here are the most important changes, please read the first item carefully:
- changed the starting point of the transformation which is now based on <text> (also when using a <group> element): this is the most important difference compared to EVT 1.0, in fact note that the old method based on <div> does not work anymore, so please make sure to read the EVT 1.1.1 manual on this point;
- added support for image formats other than JPEG;
- added German language support thanks to Christian Schuster from Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB: http://centre.ubbcluj.ro/digihubb/) who actually translated the English localization file;
- added a template to rend italicized <title>s in <note>s;
- added files for custom XSLT templates (
evt_builder-custom-templates.xsl) and CSS rules (
evt_builder-custom-styles.css), check section 3 of the manual;
- added a distinction between critical <note>s and comment <note>s;
- added initial support for original content encoded into a <front>;
- added support for <listOrg>;
- many bug fixes!
EVT 2.0 alpha
As the “alpha” tag suggests, this is not even a beta version of the new EVT 2 version. Actually it is very stable and does what it was created to do (support for critical editions in TEI XML format) quite well, but still has to be refined and, most of all, it lacks many important features available in EVT 1, the most critical one being support for digitized manuscript images.
These are the main features available in EVT 2.0 alpha:
- Critical Edition support: rich and expandable critical apparatus, variant heat map, witnesses collation and variant filtering are some of the main features developed for the critical edition.
- Bookmark: direct reference to the current view of the web application, considering view mode, current document, page and edition level, eventual collated witnesses and selected apparatus entry.
- High level of customization: the editor can customize both the user interface layout and the appearance of the graphical components.
You can go straight to the online test site, but if you want to experiment with it you only have to download the archive from SourceForge and unpack it on your hard drive, after that you click on the
index.html file and you are ready to go. If you want to try one of your documents you can do this by simply copying your file in the data folder and then editing the
config.json file in the config folder: make sure that the dataUrl variable points to your file, e.g.
"dataUrl" : "data/my_critical_edition.xml",
This version is the focus of all new development, so please let us know what you think of it writing at the usual contact email. Your feedback is even more appreciated for EVT 2 because this is the first public version and we definitely need to know if the path we have chosen is appropriate.
Many thanks to Marjorie Burghart for the TEI Critical Apparatus Toolbox which allowed us to perform a preliminary test of the TEI Parallel Segmentation method. A modified version of its sample file is the default pseudo-edition text showed in EVT 2.0 alpha.