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Medieval Handwriting
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Medieval Handwriting

Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1
  • Added support for Android 4.4.

Product details

  • Release Date: 1 Dec 2013
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,883 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 26 medieval documents from the Special Collections Department, Leeds University Library, UK.
  • Attempt transcription and receive immediate feedback.
  • Optionally compare your transcript to the one used by the app.
  • Save your transcripts and reopen previous ones.
  • All transcript files accessible via File Manager apps.

Product Description

The origins of this app lie in online exercises in palaeography developed for postgraduate students in the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, U.K. The aim is to provide practice in the transcription of a wide range of medieval hands, from the twelfth to the late fifteenth century. Please note that it is not a tutorial on the development of handwriting in medieval western Europe.

Users can examine 26 selected manuscripts, zoom in on individual words, attempt transcription and receive immediate feedback. They can optionally compare their transcription with a full transcript. The user's transcripts can be saved and reopened. The saved transcripts are accessible via File Manager apps

Technical Details

  • Size: 22MB
  • Version: 1.1
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  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

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5.0 out of 5 stars A fab idea that really,interests me 13 Aug 2014
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This app is an app of true quality. I am 13 and in high school but the app is directed at,college students yet I understand all of it clearly and well. I am a lover of history and finally I have an app that means something. Well done to the creators of this app!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 5 July 2014
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Pretty cool intro.
3.0 out of 5 stars artist 22 Jan 2014
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I downloaded this app f or the imagery. I a m an art teacher and I teach an illuminated letter lesson. This would be a nice authentic reference.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Challenging 14 Jan 2014
By M. C. Delgado - Published on
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The manuscripts are gorgeous so even if you can't transcribe them they are beautiful to look at. If you know a little Latin it can be a fun challenge.
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