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Many guides to good practice can be found at the following sites:
 
Many guides to good practice can be found at the following sites:
  
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://www.stoa.org/guides/ Stoa Consortium]</span>
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* [http://www.stoa.org/guides/ Stoa Consortium]
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/ Digital Medievalist]</span>
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* [http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/ Digital Medievalist]
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://www.chs.harvard.edu/classicsat/issue_2/index.html Classics@ vol. 2 ("Cultural Informatics")]</span> (Temporarily unavailable)
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* [http://www.chs.harvard.edu/classicsat/issue_2/index.html Classics@ vol. 2 ("Cultural Informatics")] (Temporarily unavailable)
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://ahds.ac.uk/creating/guides/index.htm Arts and Humanities Data Service]</span>
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* [http://ahds.ac.uk/creating/guides/index.htm Arts and Humanities Data Service]
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kdcs/content/publications
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* [http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kdcs/content/publications.htm King's Digital Consultancy Service]
.htm King's Digital Consultancy Service]</span>
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* [http://www.unc.edu/awmc/topics.html Ancient World Mapping Centre]
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://www.unc.edu/awmc/topics.html Ancient World Mapping Centre]</span>
 
  
(We should index significant guides from these sites, and others, some time, a beginning of this index can be found at the bottom of the <span class="wikilink">[Resources.html Resources]</span> page...)
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(We should index significant guides from these sites, and others, some time, a beginning of this index can be found at the bottom of the [Resources] page...)
  
 
=== Questions ===
 
=== Questions ===
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# I already have technical support, so what's this [[HumComp|Humanities Computing]]?
 
# I already have technical support, so what's this [[HumComp|Humanities Computing]]?
# [[Surely a web publication is less prestigious than a paper book?]]
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# [[Is a web publication less prestigious than a paper book]]
 
# [[ePub|What makes a digital publication useful?]]
 
# [[ePub|What makes a digital publication useful?]]
# [[What are the implications of using XML/a database for a text project?]]
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# [[Implications of using XML vs database for a text project]]
 
# [[BetaCode|Should I use TLG betacode or Unicode for polytonic classical Greek in my electronic publications?]]
 
# [[BetaCode|Should I use TLG betacode or Unicode for polytonic classical Greek in my electronic publications?]]
 
# [[Standards|What are open standards and why are they important?]]
 
# [[Standards|What are open standards and why are they important?]]
# [[Electronic publication: online vs. static media]]
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# [[Online vs static electronic publication]]
  
 
=== Typographical and font issues ===
 
=== Typographical and font issues ===
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# [[Font|What Greek fonts should I use on my PC/Mac?]] (short answer: Unicode)
 
# [[Font|What Greek fonts should I use on my PC/Mac?]] (short answer: Unicode)
 
# [[Keyboard|How do I type Greek on my PC/Mac?]]
 
# [[Keyboard|How do I type Greek on my PC/Mac?]]
# [[How do I make sure that Greek in my web pages displays properly in Firefox/Explorer?]]
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# [[Preparing Greek for display in web browsers]]
# [[What typographical tools/standards should I use to have more control over the appearance of my printed text?]]
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# [[Typographical tools for control over the appearance of printed text]]
 
# [[WhyTypeGreekInLaTeXWithBabelAndPsgreek|Why type Greek in LaTeX with Babel and psgreek?]]
 
# [[WhyTypeGreekInLaTeXWithBabelAndPsgreek|Why type Greek in LaTeX with Babel and psgreek?]]
  
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# [[sanskrit|How do I type and display Sanskrit on my PC/Mac?]]
 
# [[sanskrit|How do I type and display Sanskrit on my PC/Mac?]]
 
# [[How do I install WinGreek under Word Perfect 5.0?]]
 
# [[How do I install WinGreek under Word Perfect 5.0?]]
# How do I type and display Hebrew / Russian / Hierglyphics / Cuneiform / etc.?
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# [[How do I type and display Hebrew, Etruscan, Hierglyphics, Cuneiform, etc]]
 
# [[meter|What Unicode characters should we use to encode Greek metrical symbols?]]
 
# [[meter|What Unicode characters should we use to encode Greek metrical symbols?]]
 
# [[circumflex|How can I type a circumflex onomikron, epsilon or any other letter?]]
 
# [[circumflex|How can I type a circumflex onomikron, epsilon or any other letter?]]
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=== Research questions ===
 
=== Research questions ===
  
# What computer simulation tools are available for modelling populations, etc.?
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# [[What computer simulation tools are available for modelling population etc.]]
# How do I encode GIS infomation in my archaeological plans?
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# [[How do I encode GIS infomation in my archaeological plans]]
# What flavour of XML should I use to mark-up my text project for the web?
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# [[What flavour of XML should I use to mark-up my text project for the web]]
# How can computer applications assist in the teaching/learning of languages?
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# [[Computer applications assist in the teaching and learning of languages]]
# What tools are available for parsing Greek/Latin?
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# [[What tools are available for parsing Greek and Latin]]
# What tools are available for concording Greek/Latin texts
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# [[What tools are available for concording Greek and Latin texts]]
  
# Has anyone done any work on speech-recognition/simulation in Greek and Latin?
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# [[Has anyone done any work on speech-recognition in Greek and Latin]]
# How should we encode lexicographic data?
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# [[How should we encode lexicographic data]]
# What software is available for marking up and representing prosopography/genealogies?
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# [[What software is available for marking up and representing prosopography]]
# What statistical software/advice should I be looking at?
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# [[What statistical software should I be looking at]]

Latest revision as of 13:54, 6 November 2006

Frequently Asked Questions

Please add your questions here, or by posting them to the discussion group. Answers to your questions will appear as and when users post them.

When an entry in this FAQ has grown to the status of an article or is stable and definitive, it may be moved to a more static home.

Guides to Good Practice

Many guides to good practice can be found at the following sites:

(We should index significant guides from these sites, and others, some time, a beginning of this index can be found at the bottom of the [Resources] page...)

Questions

Essential preliminary

  1. I already have technical support, so what's this Humanities Computing?
  2. Is a web publication less prestigious than a paper book
  3. What makes a digital publication useful?
  4. Implications of using XML vs database for a text project
  5. Should I use TLG betacode or Unicode for polytonic classical Greek in my electronic publications?
  6. What are open standards and why are they important?
  7. Online vs static electronic publication

Typographical and font issues

  1. What Greek fonts should I use on my PC/Mac? (short answer: Unicode)
  2. How do I type Greek on my PC/Mac?
  3. Preparing Greek for display in web browsers
  4. Typographical tools for control over the appearance of printed text
  5. Why type Greek in LaTeX with Babel and psgreek?
  1. How to get psgreek on MiKTeX?
  2. How do I type and display Sanskrit on my PC/Mac?
  3. How do I install WinGreek under Word Perfect 5.0?
  4. How do I type and display Hebrew, Etruscan, Hierglyphics, Cuneiform, etc
  5. What Unicode characters should we use to encode Greek metrical symbols?
  6. How can I type a circumflex onomikron, epsilon or any other letter?

Other user issues

  1. How do I find Classical sites on the WWW?
  2. Where can I find databases of Greek and Latin texts?
  3. What software do I need to search the TLG database (or PHI, etc.)?
  1. How do I scan Greek text as text (OCR)
  2. What digital critical editions of texts in Greek and Latin are published on the WWW?

Research questions

  1. What computer simulation tools are available for modelling population etc.
  2. How do I encode GIS infomation in my archaeological plans
  3. What flavour of XML should I use to mark-up my text project for the web
  4. Computer applications assist in the teaching and learning of languages
  5. What tools are available for parsing Greek and Latin
  6. What tools are available for concording Greek and Latin texts
  1. Has anyone done any work on speech-recognition in Greek and Latin
  2. How should we encode lexicographic data
  3. What software is available for marking up and representing prosopography
  4. What statistical software should I be looking at