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Editors and Text

The Editor as Reader: Constructing Renaissance Texts (1996)

Editor's Note: Redeeming the Text — twenty years on


Marcus Bull and Damien Kempf, editors. Writing the Early Crusades: Text, Transmission and Memory.

What text really is not, and why editors have to learn to swim

The text-image-link-editor: A tool for linking facsimiles and transcriptions, and image annotations

ARNOLD, Thomas (1823 - 1900), Fellow and Examiner, English Language and Literature, Royal University of Ireland; editor of Old English Texts

MOSS, Rosalind Louisa Beaufort (1890 - 1990), Editor of Porter-Moss Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, 1924–72, retired

Lawrence W. McBride, editor. Reading Irish Histories: Texts, Contexts, and Memory in Modern Ireland. Portland, Oreg.: Four Courts Press. 2003. Pp. 233. $55.00

Kai-wing Chow, On-cho Ng, and John B. Henderson, editors. Imagining Boundaries: Changing Confucian Doctrines, Texts, and Hermeneutics. (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.) Albany: State University of New York Press. 1999. Pp. vi, 269

Nicolas Russell, Hélène Visentin, editors. French Ceremonial Entries in the Sixteenth Century: Event, Image, Text. (Essays and Studies, number 11.) Toronto, Canada: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. 2007. Pp. 275. $25.50

Brian Richardson. Print Culture in Renaissance Italy: The Editor and the Vernacular Text, 1470–1600. (Cambridge Studies in Publishing and Printing History.) New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xvi, 265. $54.95

Heidi Brayman Hackel and Catherine E. Kelly, editors. Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500–1800. (Material Texts.) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2008. Pp. viii, 263. $59.95

LATTIMER, Robert Binney (1863 - 1929), general editor of the educational publications of Mr John Murray, Albemarle Street; editor of School, 1905–09, and of various educational text-books; occasional examiner for HM Civil Service Commissioners, Oxford Local Delegacy, Central Welsh Board, College of Preceptors, London County Council, and London University

Kouky Fianu and DeLloyd J. Guth, editors. Écrit et pouvoir dans les chancelleries médiévales: Espace français, espace anglais. (Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales; Textes et études du moyen âge, number 6.) Louvain-La-Neuve. 1997. Pp. vi, 342. €44

Ralph Bauer, José Antonio Mazzotti, editors. Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. 2009. Pp. ix, 503. Cloth $75.00, paper $27.50


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A program used specifically for entry and modification of data that is in a textual format. Such data may be a program written in a high-level language, a report or book written in a natural language, or numerical input for, say, a statistical program.

Text editors form an essential part of the user interface of all interactive systems. They may be line-oriented, where the text is considered to be a series of lines separated by end-of-line markers, character-oriented, where the text is considered to be a stream of characters with any end-of-line or page markers counting as characters, or screen editors. With screen editors, the display screen forms a movable window into the text, within which the cursor may be positioned at points where insertions, deletions, and other editing functions are to be performed.

There is a considerable overlap in function between text editors and word processing systems.

Subjects: Computing.

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