This is a new open-access collection of Greek (and other) texts, encoded in XML format (well, strictly it’s TEI), and freely available for download from GitHub, as I noted a couple of days ago.
But now the front-end has appeared, which means that the texts are displayed online in a format that anybody can read.
You click on the cover to get through:
Click on Open a couple more times, and you get the text, gorgeously formatted:
It’s very easy to browse, and there is so much of interest there! If I tell you that this collection includes the text of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on the Psalms for ps.1-50, you will see why I am excited.
Sometimes the texts have translations with them. There are 53 texts by Severian of Gabala (yay!) and I saw that De fide et lege naturae has a new German translation against it (double-yay!).
There are still a couple of glitches. I just clicked on the “About” link in Internet Explorer, and the page was blank below the heading (so use Chrome). More importantly on a smartphone, the UI misleads the reader: if you click on the links you won’t be able to get into any of the texts unless you know to scroll right, because the “open” button is off-screen to the right. (What they ought to do is to dispense with the “open” button and make the whole row a hyperlink). But these are mere niggles.
This is immensely welcome. Use it, everyone! This must surely be the shape of things to come.