21.284 Diogenes 3.1 for PHI Latin & Greek CDs

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 06:31:09 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 284.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 06:22:22 +0100
         From: Peter Heslin <p.j.heslin_at_DURHAM.AC.UK>
         Subject: Announcing: Diogenes version 3.1

Announcing the release of version 3.1 of Diogenes, a free program for
reading the databases of Latin and Greek texts published on CD-Rom by
the Packard Humanities Institute and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae.


The major new feature in this version is that, thanks to the
generosity of the Perseus project, morphological data and dictionaries
for Latin (Lewis-Short) and Greek (LSJ) and are built-in. This means
that you can:

* Click on a word in the texts and get a morphological analysis and
    the corresponding dictionary entry instantly, even if you are not
    connected to the Internet.

* Click to analyze words in the dictionary entries themselves, or
    click on the citation information of a passage cited in the
    dictionary to jump to the context of the passage in the Latin or
    Greek database.

* Do morphologically intelligent searching, i.e. search for all of the
    inflected forms of a given dictionary headword.

* Look up words in the dictionaries.

In addition, version 3 of Diogenes is newly based on the Firefox
browser and should be very easy to install, much more so than
previously. Easy-to-install packages are provided for Mac OS X,
Windows, and Linux. Installation just takes a couple of clicks.

Version 3.1 also includes a number of new features that had long been

* Unicode input (now the default).

* Saving user-defined subsets of the databases for repeated searching.

* Running marginal numeration when browsing through a text.

* Improved Unicode output.

* For network installations, individual user settings (via cookies).

Dr Peter Heslin | Durham University         Tel. +44 (0)191 334 1682
Department of Classics and Ancient History  Fax. +44 (0)191 334 1671
38 North Bailey | Durham DH1 3EU | England  http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin
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