This website offers information about the Abbreviationes software created at the KUN Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy in The Netherlands as a powerful reference tool for reading medieval Latin manuscripts. It is an electronic dictionary of medieval Latin abbreviations designed for use in learning and teaching of medieval Latin paleography. The software consists of a database of over 70,000 entries. Abbreviationes is available in a personal edition, a workgroup edition for 10 users, and a server edition for an unlimited number of users. There is also an Abbreviationes Online version by subscription.Order and purchasing details are also available on the website. The resource is frequently updated, and upgraded with new versions of the database for use on a wide variety of browsers. It is possible to receive a free trial of the database through the website, and users will find a great deal of textual information (including screen-grabs) about the database's operation.
The website "Mediaevum.de" is a portal created and maintained by four medieval German scholars as a private enterprise dedicated to students, academic researchers and the general public interested in medieval German and Latin culture. The website compiles and provides access to extensive and authoritative information, sources and tools on the web for the study of these literatures in the high middle ages and the later middle ages and humanistic periods. All the links have descriptions with details of content and quality. The language of the site is German with an English introduction to the top-level pages. No full English version of the portal is currently being planned.
The website of the Porphyrogenitus Project is a project under development at the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway College, University of London. The aim of the project is to compile a lexicon of abbreviations and ligatures in Greek Minuscule Hands (ca. 8th century to ca. 1600) in order to facilitate access to the content of manuscripts by Classical scholars and medievalists. The material the project coordinators use comes from manuscripts housed in major European and American libraries, and covers a variety of subjects from literature, music, law and notarial documents to mathematics, physics & alchemy, astronomy & astrology, weights & measures, and medicine, as well as tachygraphy, cryptography, monocondyliae and abbreviations and ligatures in early printed books. There are plans to publish the lexicon as a printed handbook and in CD-ROM format. This project was funded between 2001-2004 by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) within the research grants scheme.