T-PEN (transcription for paleographical and editorial notation)

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T‑PEN (transcription for paleographical and editorial notation) is a web-based tool for working with images of manuscripts. Users attach transcription data (new or uploaded) to the actual lines of the original manuscript in a simple, flexible interface.


T-PEN automatically recognizes columns and lines. This automatical layout segmentation can be modified by the users before transcribing.



  • is an open and general tool for scholars of any technical expertise level
  • allows transcriptions to be created, manipulated, and viewed in many ways
  • collaborate with others through simple project management
  • exports transcriptions as a pdf, XML(plaintext) for further processing, or contribute to a collaborating institution with a click
  • respects existing and emerging standards for text, image, and annotation data storage
  • avoids prejudice in data, allowing users to find new ways to work
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