Friday, March 30, 2012

Tocharian manuscripts online

IDP UK and Germany have contributed over 17,000 image links of Tocharian manuscripts for use on The Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts website. Hosted by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Vienna and funded by the START Program of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the aim of the project is to make all Tocharian texts available by providing photographs, text transcriptions, and English translations with a commentary on the respective linguistic, philological, and cultural aspects. The text material is made accessible through a database with various search options, both grammatical and philological.

The website is currently under construction although over 800 manuscripts are already available to view online with images from the British Library and the Berlin Turfan collections pulled directly from the IDP UK database.

The image above is of IOL Toch 103 which can be seen on IDP and on the CEToM site.