The Text-Alignment Network (TAN) is a suite of XML formats that is being used to develop parallel digital editions for the Multilingual Summer School of selected passages of the Barlaam and Josaphat narrative in Arabic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, and French. Two lectures by the developer of TAN—Joel Kalvesmaki—will give the summer school participants a first introduction in using TAN to create their own XML editions. Students are asked to read the first two chapters (and parts of chapter 3 that are of interest) of the Guidelines to the Text-Alignment Network before the summer school begins. Click here for the pdf or click here to read an online version.

The recommended XML editor is Oxygen. You can download a free 30-day trial version here.

Assignment for Wednesday, 26 May: read through the 2021 (forthcoming) TAN application for creating a parallel edition (click here). Do not expect to understand everything–write down any questions that occur to you. Click here to access the TAN files.