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  • Browser Compatibility
  • Transcription Loading
  • Heighting of Glyphs
  • Transcriber's Comments
  • Certainty Factors

  • I. Browser Compatibility

    Platform Browsers Compatible
    Windows Internet Explorer
    version 6, Service Pack 1
    version 1.6
    Netscape Navigator
    version 6
    Macintosh Safari
    version 1.2.1
    Mozilla Foxfire

    Compatibility These Web browsers have been tested and are known-compatible with the HTML/CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) as required for the NeumesXML beta-test visualization, when the XSL Transformation is done on the server side.

    Please help: e-mail the software engineer to report further compatibility results.

    II. Transcription Loading
    Transcription loading
    Wait window The Wait window ("NEUMES Transcription load / draw") is implemented as a pop-up window. The Wait window closes automatically when the transcription is fully loaded.

    III. Heighting of Glyphs
    Heighting of Glyphs For heighted sources (ie, sources where the pitch -- be it relative or "absolute" -- is indicated by the vertical placement of glyphs in the notation) the visualization shows glyph height by a vertical displacement above the chant text.

    IV. Transcriber's Comments
    Transcriber's comments
    Transcriber's comments A transcriber's comment is indicated by a small dot or diamond just below the tonal movement line of the visualization. When you click on this dot, a JavaScript window opens to display the transcriber's comment. Click on "OK" to close the comment window.

    V. Certainty Factors
    Certainty Factors
    Certainty Factors The transcriber can enter a certainty factor (CF) in the transcription data to record that s/he had some doubt about the item being transcribed. This is indicated by a percent sign (%) in the field of the visualization, just to the right of the item that is uncertainty. (In this example, the percent sign is to the right of the clivis above the syllable "mi-".) When you click on the percent sign, a JavaScript window opens to display the certainty factor. Click on "OK" to close the CF window.

    Remark: CF values range in [-10, 10]. CF of 0 denotes "completely uncertain"; [CF1, CF2] denote "might be correct"; [CF3, CF8] denote "probably is true"; CF9 denotes "almost certainly true"; and CF10 denotes "definitely true". CF10 is the default value and normally does not appear in the data. Negative CFs are falsifying (eg, "probably wrong") and do not belong in the original transcription data.

        Copyright © 2004 by Louis W. G. Barton