|Abbreviationes™ Online – Medieval Abbreviations on the Web|
“Take a foreign language, write it in an unfamiliar script, abbreviating every third word, and you have the compound puzzle that is the medieval Latin manuscript.”¹ Solving this puzzle is both an art and a science. We can provide the science to the artist.
Welcome to the Abbreviationes™ Online Web site! Abbreviationes™ is elegant, easy, and Web-based. You don’t need to install or configure anything. Abbreviationes™ works on any operating system, no matter where you are or what device you’re using. And because the application itself lives on the Web, we handle updates automatically.
Abbreviationes™ is designed for use in both learning and teaching medieval Latin paleography. Abbreviationes™ is also a highly useful reference and research tool. The database currently comprises over 70,000 entries containing a total of 80,098 references to manuscripts. Thanks to annual updates and enhancements, the database will continue to grow steadily.
Abbreviationes™ can be used on any device with a standards-compliant Web browser. Simplicity, speed, and security are the key aspects of Abbreviationes™. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and the database is optimized for rapid response times. Thus, Abbreviationes™ can easily be used on a smartphone, even over a cellular connection.
All Abbreviationes™ licenses provide unlimited access to Abbreviationes™. Abbreviationes™ Personal Edition allows access from a single fixed public IPv4 address. Abbreviationes™ Workgroup and Campus Editions allow access from multiple IPv4 addresses in one or more subnets (which may be dynamic IPv4 addresses within the specified range).
Request your free 30-day trial account today! The trial account is fully functional and offers every feature of Abbreviationes™ for you to evaluate. Simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: your name and affiliation, and the public IPv4 address(es) to be used for accessing Abbreviationes™ on the Web.
¹ The elements of abbreviation in medieval Latin paleography by Adriano Cappelli. Translated by David Heimann and Richard Kay, Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Libraries, 1982 (University of Kansas Publications. Library Series, 47), Preface, i.
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