vHMML Folio Help

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Overview

vHMML 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 Folio

To 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. We hope that you will contribute to Folio by telling us what you see using the “Additions or corrections?” link at the upper right corner of each record.

Universal Design

vHMML 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 Syriac

If you see a series of small boxes where you expect to see Syriac characters, here are suggestions for various platforms: series of rectangles where Syriac characters should be seen

Technical: Minimum system requirements

vHMML Folio is the Java-based successor to the Meteor-based Folio version 1.0.

Known issues

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