This workshop—the second in the Introduction to TEI series—aims to introduce participants to tools and methods for encoding and rendering their TEI texts. We will start with (arguably) the best TEI-XML editor: oXygen XML Editor, a powerful, but costly, software for encoding TEI. We will explore oXygen’s built-in encoding frameworks and transformation scenarios and toggle between the various interfaces that oXygen provides for editing TEI.
We will then look to and experiment with some online encoding interfaces for creating TEI projects—TEI Publisher, CWRC Writer, and others—in order to create our own TEI files. We will then take those files and create various output formats (HTML, PDF, DOCX) using a number of different tools, including TEI’s own OxGarage, a free web interface for converting between many different file formats (not just TEI), as well as the powerful generic file conversion program Pandoc.
This workshop is open to everyone—no technical skills or prior experience with the TEI necessary. For those who are interested but did not attend the first workshop, please look over the introductory materials found here: https://github.com/joeytakeda/teiworkshop/. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with them and, if possible, download a free trial of oXygen. This is not mandatory but will allow you to follow along in the first stage of the workshop. To download the 30 days free trial of oXygen, see here: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/register.html
Joey Takeda is a digital humanities programmer for a number of projects, including The Map of Early Modern London, Linked Early Modern Drama Online, and The Stratford Festival Online. He is currently an MA student in the Department of English (Science and Technology research stream) at UBC, specializing in indigenous and diasporic literature in Canada.