There are three possible ways to view the manuscript transcriptions in this edition. Individual witnesses can be displayed either as a continuous text, or formatted in page layout. Alternatively, a synopsis is provided of all manuscripts for each verse.

Viewing a single witness
Select the manuscript from the drop-down list in the title bar. For details of each witness, see the manuscripts page.
In most cases, the manuscript will appear in 'Page View'. This gives the manuscript one page at a time, with running titles, line breaks, column breaks, chapter numbers and various other features of the layout. Navigate to the neighbouring page using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons. Nearby folios can be selected from the list at the top, or a folio or page number can be entered directly into the box on the right. Click on the blue verse number to go to the synopsis of all the manuscripts for that verse. To see the continuous text of the manuscript for the whole Chapter, click on "View by Chapter".

'Chapter View' displays one chapter at a time. To move to another chapter, click on the chapter numbers at the top and bottom of each page. Click on the blue verse number to go to the synopsis of all the manuscripts for that verse. Selecting "View by Page" in Chapter View displays the manuscript formatted in Page View at that point in the text. Many formatting details in Page View are not available in Chapter View.

The synopsis of all witnesses
To see the synopsis, either click on a verse number in Page or Chapter Views, or select the button "Go to Synopsis" in the title bar. The verse selection can be changed using the "Previous" and "Next" links, or by entering the reference in the "Quick find" box and clicking "Go!". Clicking on the blue siglum for each manuscript will display a lineated transcription in the bottom frame of the page. These can also be selected from the drop-down box in this frame. Not all formatting is shown in the synopsis. If there is a correction to the text, this appears as a different witness, marked with * for the first hand reading, and C for the corrector. When a manuscript is extant but omits the whole verse, this is indicated by the reading 'OM'; the list of "Witnesses not present in this verse" records those which are not physically extant for the verse in question. Please note that formatting constraints mean that, where more than one corrector has been active in a single verse, the lines with the corrector sigla are incomplete. To determine which corrector whas responsible for which reading, it is recommend that you consult 'Page view' or the lineated transcription available in the lower window.

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Readable text is presented in black: normal text
Rubricated text is presented in red: rubricated text
Dubious characters are presented in dark grey: dubious characters
Reconstructed text, where supplied, is presented in italic and light grey: reconstructed text
Text reconstructed by a particular editor is sometimes presented in a different format (see manuscript description for details): e.g. text reconstructed by Amelli, [conjecture by Gasquet]
Where the text cannot be indicated with any degree of certainty, the approximate number of missing characters is indicated, e.g. 18-20.
Chapter numbers and titles are printed in purple: ii
Ammonian sections (where recorded) are printed in green: cxuii
Abbreviations for 'est' (÷), 'enim' (⧺), 'autem' (ƕ), 'eius' (ə) and 'et' (& or ₇) are included in some manuscripts. Digraphs (where two letters are written as a single character) are indicated by a slur over the two characters, e.g. dixerun͡t

    Running titles, indented lines, variations in size of capital letter, justified and right-justified text, decorations (including obeloi and hederae).

Where a footnote is present in the transcription, it is indicated by Note. Click on this, and the note will appear in a separate window.

In the case of corrections, the first hand reading is presented in the text in blue. Click on this, and details of the correction will appear in a new window. OM indicates text omitted by the first hand and supplied by a later corrector.
In the synopsis view, corrections in the lineated transcription appear as follows: {first hand/correction}

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