vHMML Folio Help
OverviewvHMML Folio offers a unique subset of Reading Room manuscripts, richly described and many with transcriptions. Besides reading paleographic descriptions and viewing some beautiful manuscript examples, Folio is designed to be useful for comparing manuscripts so that one in a user's hands may be compared with detailed Folio entries to ascertain script type and approximate dates. Signing in or registration is not required to view any of the Folio records or images.
Searching vHMML FolioTo explore Folio, we suggest that you begin by clicking Search button without any specific search parameters. Using the filters in the “Search” panel, you may assemble your own exhibit of images, according to your interests and curiosity. Clicking on the thumbnail images in your filtered search results will take you to the image and paleographic description.
- Keyword This field works sort of like a Google search. Capitalized and lowercase characters are treated equally. Wildcard searching is allowed using an * (asterisk) to represent zero or more unknown characters. Exact phrase searching using quotation marks/double quotes ( " " ) will limit results by finding words and spaces together. Words must be spelled exactly or else they won't be found if using double quotes.
- Keyword search limitations Keyword is designed to work with at least 3 entered characters. Searches with fewer than 3 letters will probably yield suboptimal results. Keyword search does not currently support Boolean searching (using AND/OR/NOT operators).
- Date Range If you use the Date Range slider, set it with generous room on either side of your target date. The Date Range slider is set to be plus or minus 5 years.
- After viewing a record description, please use the Back to Results button rather than the back button on your browser.
Universal DesignvHMML was envisioned, designed and created with principles of Universal Design in mind for all users, including those with different abilities. Accessibility for users who might utilize different input devices or assistive technology was considered from the very beginning. Part of the goal was to try to make the interface more flexible to be accessible for all kinds of users, especially for Reading Room and Folio. We provided point of need context-sensitive Help on all modules, with contact email available from any page from a contact link in the footer. HMML realizes that accessibility and Universal Design are goals in which we can continue to improve. Please contact us if you have issues accessing our vHMML site or if you have ideas for how we might continue to improve our design so that all may participate in using our resources and tools for manuscript studies.
A special note about SyriacIf you see a series of small boxes where you expect to see Syriac characters, here are suggestions for various platforms:
- iOS devices: iPads or other iOS devices will not display Syriac fonts until you install a third-party application. You might consider this free app or ones like it that will render Syriac Unicode: https://www.apptopia.com/apps/itunes_connect/980346488/about
- Mac OS X computers: if Syriac fonts need to be installed, we recommend following these directions: http://www.bethmardutho.org/index.php/syriac-mac.html
- On a Windows PC: one solution is to
download the free Meltho Fonts.
After unzipping the melthofonts-xxx.zip file, open the folder where the fonts were unzipped, select all of the .OTF files, right-click and then click Install.
If the fonts were installed correctly, instead of the above rectangles you should now see Syriac characters.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and Edge browsers do not render Syriac plurals correctly. If users wish to view Syriac records with native script, we recommend utilizing a different browser other than IE 11 or Microsoft Edge.
Technical: Minimum system requirements
- Screen size of at least iPad mini: 200 x 134.7 mm (7.87 x 5.30 in)
- If running a Macintosh, OS X 10.9 or later
- Note: vHMML has not been optimized for smaller devices such as iPhones or Android phones.
- Older Mac OS X systems prior to version 10.9 may appear to run, but specific features such as search and feedback corrections or additions may be inoperable.
- Because of the high-resolution of the images used in vHMML, users with slow internet connections may experience a delay in image loading.
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