Using Code Templates in oXygen XML Editor

Recently a project asked me how they might easily re-enter similar content in a file again and again while using oXygen XML Editor. They thought they might use a second file with a bits of template XML in and then … Continue reading

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Metamark Wrapping: putting brackets around spanning markup

A project PI recently asked me the following XSLT question: In my TEI I have the following markup: How do I wrap a bracket around the <metamark> to <anchor> pairing, and moreover how do I make it red? That is, … Continue reading

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RIP SPQR

RIP SPQR Sebastian Patrick Quintus Rahtz, 13 February 1955 – 15 March 2016 I have been helped by, worked with, learned from, and been friends with Sebastian Rahtz since before I even came to work at OUCS (now IT Services). … Continue reading

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Teaching for DEMM: Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts

  This is the second year that, as part of my commitment to DiXiT, I have also taught on the Erasmus+ Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts network.  Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts (DEMM) is a joint training programme between Charles … Continue reading

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Report on the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015 Report About The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/ is an annual training event at the University of Oxford which took place this year on 20 – 24 July 2015. This year … Continue reading

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childish toys

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance. Jew of Malta, Christopher Marlowe Occasionally, indeed almost cyclically, on some of the mailing lists I’m on a big theoretical war erupts where someone declares … Continue reading

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What is the TEI? And Why Should I Care? (A brief introduction for classicists)

Recently I gave a lecture to those interested in Digital Classics at the University of Oxford as part of the Digital Classics Seminar Series with people much more qualified to talk about Classics (digital or otherwise) than me.  I’m not, nor … Continue reading

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Text Creation Partnership: Made for everyone

Oxford Text Archive TCP Catalogue From the 1 January 2015 the first phase of EEBO-TCP (Early English Books Online – Text Creation Partnership) transcribed books entered the public domain. They join those created by ECCO-TCP (Eighteenth Century Collections Online – … Continue reading

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Report on the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2014

About The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is the annual training event at the University of Oxford which took place this year on 14 -18 July 2014. This year it took place primarily at Wolfson College and IT Services. The DHOxSS is … Continue reading

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Self Study (Part 7) Customising the TEI

Self Study (Part 7) Customising the TEI This post is the seventh in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines. It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup then on Introduction to the Text Encoding … Continue reading

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Auto Update Your TEI Framework in oXygen

One of the great things about the oXygen XML Editor that I use is that it allows frameworks as add-ons (from version 14+, though actually for the TEI one you need 15.2+) for various document types. These can consist of … Continue reading

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oXygen-like CSS Colours for XML

I use oXygen as my preferred XML editor. I highly recommend it, it has lots of good features. By default XML markup in oXygen looks something like: When I’m writing encoding documentation for users I thought it might be nice … Continue reading

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Projects, Blog Pages, and Trello

Using Trello and Blogs I have been using Trello to manage project to do lists for awhile now. Also I have a set of pages on this blog http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/jamesc/projects/ where I openly store some descriptions and basic information about a subset of … Continue reading

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Batch File Renaming from CSV and Image Resizing

Renaming the files A colleague in a different section (Software Solutions) of IT Services asked if I could help renaming and processing some images provided by the Bodleian Library.  They provided huge TIFF files of manuscripts of Wycliffite Bibles and … Continue reading

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Report on the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2013

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is one of the premier international training events in digital humanities. DHOxSS 2013 took place on 8 – 12 July 2013 at Wolfson College. As overall director of the DHOxSS it seemed … Continue reading

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ODDly Pragmatic: Documenting encoding practices in Digital Humanities projects

[This is the rough draft text of a plenary lecture I will have given at JADH2013 http://www.dh-jac.net/jadh2013/abst21.html#plenary2 (click to expand abstract). This isn’t necessarily the precise text I delivered but the notes from a couple days before. It is written very much … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 6) Primary Sources

Self Study (Part 6) Primary Sources This post is the sixth in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines. It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup then on Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 5) The TEI Header

This post is the fifth in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines.  It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup an Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and one on the TEI Default … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 4) TEI Core Elements

This post is the fourth in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines.  It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup an Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and one on the TEI … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 3): The TEI Default Text Structure

This (long) post follows on from posts on a basic one Introducing XML and Markup, and one on an Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines. Neither of these are really complete in themselves and barely scratch the surface, but … Continue reading

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