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Scholarly Editing

The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing

2012, Volume 33

Juxta Instructions: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition: 'Topsy'"

by Wesley Raabeby Les Harrison

Instructions for Download and Use of Juxta Files

A Selection from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition: ‘Topsy,’ ”

  1. Download Juxta software at Juxta, available in version 1.6 at this writing, runs on Java 1.5 and is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Full documentation for Juxta is available on that site.
  2. Install Juxta.
  3. Download the zipped or compressed archive for this edition from this link, and expand or unzip the file as required by your operating system.
  4. Open Juxta. By default, Juxta opens to a welcome file. From the File menu, click “Open Comparison Set,” navigate to the location to which you downloaded and expanded or unzipped the file named “” in the previous step, and open the file named “SchEdit_UTC_DigCritEd_Topsy.jxt.”
  5. To create a print apparatus, from the File menu, click “Generate Critical Apparatus.”
  6. The file ERA.XML contains the National Era text. The file J2V.XML contains the Jewett two-volume edition text. The file JIL.XML contains the Jewett “Illustrated Edition” text. The file JPB.XML contains the Jewett “Million” edition text. And the file HO.XML contains the Houghton Osgood “New Edition” text. The files in this archive are copies of the source files presently in use in the edition.
  7. You may, as you wish, open and review the XML source files. The encoding includes regularized forms for line-end hyphenation and UNICODE character references for thin spaces, ligature letters, etc., which are documented in the TEI header. To receive fewer variants in Juxta collation results, you may need to experiment with ignoring white space or punctuation. You may also wish to create a new Juxta file that ignores certain tagged data. Users who are unfamiliar with XML are advised to begin with the the TEI Gentle Introduction to XML or one of the many resources available for learning XML.

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