Aligned Edition Mockup

Given the significant differences between the French and Latin versions of the Republica, and Knolles’s decision to use both, thereby producing a work that is not a translation of either original, we decided to investigate the possibilty of a parallel, aligned edition. One facet of this work that is independent of the text involves the design of the tools necessary for a parallel and/or aligned display.

You can find an example of our first attempt (2013) here:

NB: The text in this version has not been corrected after optical character recognition and contains errors.

In this setup, Knolles’s English edition serves as the pivot text.

Try clicking on a word, to see how the alignment is intended to work.