Digital Syriac Corpus Documentation

Downloading, Copying, and Viewing Texts from the Corpus

Individual texts can easily be viewed, copied, or downloaded in a number of formats:

  1. Copy Text
  2. Print/Export to PDF
  3. View TEI
  4. Download plain text

Each of these options can be easily accessed from the menu of buttons found at the top-right of every text in the corpus: buttons

Reminder About Copyright Information for Texts in the Digital Syriac Corpus

The HTML of any given page is copyrighted by Vanderbilt University and released under a under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0). The TEI XML editions are copyrighted by the encoders and released under CC-BY 4.0. All Syriac base texts are in the public domain.

1. Copy Text

Users can copy and paste portions from any text in the Digital Syriac Coprus simply by selecting the text in question and then using their computer's cut/paste keystrokes. However, when doing so, the link API to will also be copied and pasted.

If users want to copy the entire contents of a text, there is a very simple way to do so: Click on the "Copy" button (the one with the small image of a clipboard):


When you press this button, the entire text is copied to your computer's clipboard. Then, you can simply navigate to whatever application you wish and then paste it (ctrl-v / command-v). Note: to account for various formatting issues when you paste, you may want to right click in the document/application where you will paste the material and then select "Paste Special," which will allow you to control the formatting.

2. Print/Export to PDF

If you would like to produce a printable version or save a PDF of any text in the Corpus, you can do so by clicking the button with an icon of a printer:


When you click this button, you will be prompted with a print dialog pop-up window on your computer. From this window, you should have the option to either print the document or save it as a PDF. These PDFs will include bibliographic information.

3. View TEI

If you would like to view the TEI/XML markup of any text in the Digital Syriac Corpus, simply click on the button that says "TEI":


If you need to, you can copy and paste any elements from this document for your own use.

4. Download Plain Text

If you would like to download the raw plain text version (i.e. a .txt file) of any text in the Digital Syriac Corpus, you may do so by clicking the "Text" button:


When you click this button, you will likely be prompted with a dialog box on your computer for where to save the .txt file. Note: most text files will carry over formatting from the corpus, but not necessarily everything. The .txt files will include bibliographic information.````