Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 346. Tuesday, 1 December 1992.
Date: Tuesday, 1 Dec 1992 10:44:25 +0000
Subject: 3.0343 Q: Computer Programs
Comment: RE: SHK 3.0343 Q: Computer Programs
Balz Engler asks:
> Now that we have many of the Shakespeare first editions as machine-readable
> texts, does anybody know of a good program that helps us to compare them in
> the way an editor would do this? One that produces a list of variants
> automatically, for example? I am sure there are such programs (TUSTEP in
> German among others), but I should like to have the advice of somebody who has
> actually worked with them--if they exist at all . . .
Not that I've worked with it, or indeed anything like it, but this announcement
that I had squirreled away may fit the bill.
> ***Collate 1.1 now available***
> Version 1.1 of Collate, the program for simultaneous interactive
> collation of up to a hundred texts, is now available. This is the
> first major upgrade of Collate. Version 1.1 implements collation
> of marginalia and glosses, improves handling of non-Latin
> fonts, coheres more closely to the Macintosh operating system
> and adds routines to improve the flexibility and stability of the
> program. Particular attention has been given to refinement of the
> regularisation routines.
> Collate 1.1 will run on any Macintosh with more than a
> megabyte of memory and running systems later than 4.1. It is
> "32-bit clean" and will run under System 7.
> Collate 1.1 is available from the developer, Dr. Peter Robinson,
> Computers and Manuscripts Project, Oxford University
> Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (Email
> charge of 20 UK pounds, or 40 dollars US, is made to cover
> documentation and distribution costs (sterling cheques should be
> drawn on a British bank.)
> A demonstration disc of the program is available, free from the same address.
> The demonstration can also be supplied in bin-hexed and compressed form
> Existing registered users of earlier versions of Collate will all be
> sent 1.1, with supplementary documentation. The Computers and Manuscripts
> project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, with support from Apple Computer.
I've had this since 24-APR-1992 so things may have changed.
The Open University, UK.