Arthur Schnitzler digital is using the Transcribo software programme, which is free of platform dependency, to produce digital transcriptions and annotations of both typescript and manuscript material. The Java-based application is being developed specifically by the Kompetenzzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften at University of Trier/Center for Digital Humanities in collaboration with the project.

Transcribo offers a graphic editor which makes it possible to transcribe and annotate typed and handwritten texts, efficiently and intuitively marking up each individual grapheme. The data assembled are saved in a separate database, which enables collaborative access. In addition, the data generated through Transcribo are converted into a format which conforms with TEI and made available for public use.

The platform-independent programme is a rich client developed in Java by use of Eclipse and supports all common image formats (bmp, gif, jpeg, png, tiff). Transcribo is currently operated with a Windows operating system (XP or subsequent) and with Mac OS X (10.5.2 or subsequent).

For further information, see the Transcribo Homepage.