new at this site
This site first appeared in the autumn of 1997; all the technical solutions at the
time were provided by my then student at the Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU), Andreas Hilmo Teig. Without his competent assistance the site would
never have got off the ground. I have since learnt to
do the coding myself, and after I moved to Stockholm University I decided to give
the site a face-lift, reflecting my work on the Ormulum over the last three
Those of you who visited the former Ormulum site in Trondheim should note
the following changes:
- The text extracts from the Ormulum are generally more readable now, thanks
to the use of larger text size. Even so, especially the two-column presentation of Ormís
text revision may not fit on all screens. You may improve matters by changing the resolution
of your monitor: on my new office PC in Stockholm, I achieved a dramatic improvement by
changing the resolution from 800x600 to 1028x768. You may, alternatively, use your browserís
commands for increasing or decreasing font size to enhance text presentation.
- The images illustrating Ormís admonitions are now provided in two different sizes, with the small
image being the default selection. In this way download time and screen area used for the image
are kept at a minimum. Should you wish to see a larger version of the image, just click the small one.
- In the demo extract from the diplomatic edition, each character contrast in Ormís hand is reflected in
the Orrmí font family (which means that the text is reduced to gibberish if you donít have the font
installed on your computer). To make for a clear display, the text is shown fairly large on screen.
Each web page corresponds
to a column of text in MS Junius 1.
In the demo extract from the critical edition, each word in the text is linked to the proper glossary entry:
click on the word, and the glossary will scroll to the right place. In the glossary, all the keywords in red
are linked to the proper concordance entry/entries: click on a keyword, and a concordance window opens
(if not already open), scrolled to the first entry for the keyword. In the concordance, each keyword is shown
in the verse in which it appears. Each occurrence of the keyword is furthermore linked to its line in the text:
click on the keyword (red), and the text scrolls to the proper line.
Work on the text edition is expected to continue over at least the next
five years; work on the investigation of Ormís language will continue in
parallel, with papers on various subjects appearing at irregular intervals.
Check this space for further information.
Stockholm, August 2000
Communications are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org .