[NTG-context] Critical Editions?

BPJ bpj at melroch.se
Sat Jan 8 18:52:03 CET 2022


Den lör 8 jan. 2022 12:44Jean-Pierre Delange via ntg-context <
ntg-context at ntg.nl> skrev:

> Luigi,
>
> Thank you for the link.
>
> Unfortunately this site mentions some typesetting work for research on
> Stoicism (and other stuff) and on uploading the manuscripts of the English
> philosopher John Locke, but apparently some links are dead and the
> maintenance of the site seems to have stopped since ... 2011 .
>
Maybe that is why they talk about "special TeX fonts"? Surely today they
would use an engine which can use conventional Unicode fonts directly?


But maybe Hans knows these people?
>
> see here : https://www.tatzetwerk.nl/projects.php?lang=en#h3
>
> These fellows seem to work for Brepols and Oxford >University Press
> asswell as Utrecht University.
>
> Read this curious assertion (curious because the text mention an invisible
> project) :
> "Stoa Project
>
> The Stoa Project, which is carried out by the history working group of the Department
> of philosophy <http://www.phil.uu.nl/> of Utrecht University, will lead
> to a renewed publication of text fragments of the early Stoa, represented
> by philosophers such as Zeno, Chrysippus and Cleanthes. Very little of our
> knowledge about the Stoa comes from primary sources; most of what we know
> about it has been derived from secondary sources. Our most important
> sources are other philosophers and doxographers, who have cited and
> paraphrased the learnings of the early Stoa. Through modern research on
> doxographic traditions and republications of many of the sources, the
> current publication of this material, J. von Arnim’s Stoicorum Veterum
> Fragmenta (1903-1924) has become outdated.
>
> TAT Zetwerk’s role in this project is managing the FileMaker database that
> contains Stoic text fragments (mainly in ancient Greek) accompanied by text
> critical and historic-philosophical notes, an English translation, and meta
> data. As soon as the text parts in the database have reached their final
> form, we convert them into a TeX-format, so that we can generate a mirrored
> critical edition. We can then create indices and concordances by using the
> meta data from the database. Currently, the Stoa Project does not have its
> own website."
> If I understand, TAT Zetwerk manage Apple FileMaker database of pieces of
> Stoicorum Fragmenta texts (von Arnim edition) in order to convert them in
> TeX form (with critical apparatus...). But they give no sample.
>
>
> Le 07/01/2022 à 18:35, luigi scarso via ntg-context a écrit :
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 6:25 PM hanneder--- via ntg-context <
> ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
>
>>
>> Probably the situation in South Asian Studies (Indology) is peculiar.
>> As I indicated, there are mostly no  budgets for book typesetting in
>> Indology and
>> I know of no real expert for typesetting in this field. In other
>> words, the authors
>> have do it themselves, usually in Word etc., but some do use TeX etc.
>> Our publications
>> series (Indologica Marpurgensia) is, for instance, all done with
>> LaTeX, as are my publications
>> with Harrassowitz, which is the largest publisher in our field in
>> Germany. There is no institution
>> offering typesetting of Sanskrit editions, because there is no
>> commercial interest in it and I
>> think there is no expertise for this (especially when Indian scripts
>> are used instead of transliteration).
>>
>> Journals are different. Indological journals published by Brill use
>> TeX internally, which is convenient,
>> but most others know only Word (->InDesign). That is the situation,
>> frustrating in a way, but it also
>> gives some freedom for using TeX (and, sadly, creating one's own
>> dilettantic designs).
>>
>> Jürgen
>>
>
> perhaps this can be interesting
> https://www.tatzetwerk.nl/
> (seen them at a context meeting years ago)
>
>
> --
> luigi
>
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