FairCopy is a simple and powerful tool for transcribing, editing, and studying documents.
The internationally accepted “Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange” or “TEI” for short, are a powerful XML code created specifically for transcribing primary sources.
TEI allows for mark up of revisions, attributions, linked data, and annotations, as well as the structural features of printed documents and manuscripts.
Before FairCopy, the only way to transcribe documents in TEI was by using an XML editor; in other words, with a tool created for programmers. To use TEI, you had to become an XML expert.
FairCopy gives humanists an editor to create TEI encoded texts without writing a single line of XML, so this rich format becomes accessible for everyone.
Microsoft Word was created for printing documents, online content management systems such as Wordpress are created for making websites, but FairCopy is created specifically for transcribing, editing, and studying historical documents.
FairCopy is a “semantic word processor,” a tool for capturing and organizing the layers of meaning encountered in textual artifacts.