Scriptorium is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to write critical editions; it is especially aimed for ancient mathematical texts.
Textual criticism could be broadly defined as a scientific technique for editing a text. The fundamental goal of textual criticism is the edition of a text following very strict criteria of rigour, or reconstructing the text in a form as close as possible to a (lost) original. A critical edition is a complex object, or — better — a complex hermeneutics process in which the editor and the reader are involved; in other words, it should be clear that the editor is making a subjective evaluation of the textual tradition. An electronic-informatic system such as Scriptorium for the creation and utilization of a critical edition can help in making a clear evaluation as far as possible.
Scriptorium buds from the Maurolico Project and the MauroTex initiative, gathering and improving that experiences.
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