Overview of Options
- Logo: Clicking on the logo in the upper left corner will bring you back to the main page.
- Jump To: Contents - the table of contents for the selected edition; View Tale - display the selected tale with any options that are set. Please note that if terms are entered in the left-hand frame, they take precedence over any other settings there.
- Edition: Middle English (transliterated), Modern English (Rhyming couplet translation), Enface, and Interpolated.
- Tale: 1-54. The names of the tales are highly-abbreviated so that they will fit into the form on the left. For example, "Prologue" may be listed as "P","Pg", or "Prlg". You can refer to the standard table of contents to get the full names of the tales/sections.
- Start/End: This allows you to look up specific parts of the text based on line numbering within the tales. Please note that an ending line number is not required. You can then bookmark your favorite passages for later reference.
- Pagination: This allows you to view tales in smaller pieces. The numbers given are the number of lines you will see per page.
- Search: Enter your keywords in the box and this will locate them in the various editions. You can enter your terms in either Middle English or English. Multiple words are treated as a phrase. If you want to find a word and none of its derivatives, e.g. "Run" without "running", just enter a space after the word.
- Preferences: This will allow you to choose what sort of graphics you wish to use to illustrate your edition of the Canterbury Tales. Choices are "None" for no illustrations, "Pilgrims" for color reproductions from the Ellsmere manuscript, or "Pilgrims 2" for black and white images from the Kelmscott edition of the Ellsmere manuscript.
- Background/Foreground: If you prefer to use custom colors, enter their name or hex equivalents here. (Examples- White=FFFFFF, Black=000000).
- CarrickCaps: Toggles Illuminated Capitals on or off. Requires the TrueType font CarrickCaps.
- Line Numbers: Turns line numbers on or off.
- Bookmarks: When viewing the text, you will note that you can "Bookmark this" selection, "View" your bookmarks, or "Clear" them. Bookmarks are saved using cookies, so your browser should have them enabled.
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