Illuminated Manuscripts: Palaeography Calligraphy and Codicology Resources

Palaeography, Calligraphy and Codicology Resources


Graphoskop is a software tool for the critical examination of historical handwriting.

DigiPal, a resource for the study of medieval handwriting, particularly that produced in England during the years 1000–1100, the time of Æthelred, Cnut and William the Conqueror. It is designed to allow you to see samples of handwriting from the period and to compare them with each other quickly and easily.

Late Medieval English Scribes is an online catalogue of all scribal hands (identified or unidentified) which appear in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve.


Codicologia, a computer application that provides a multilingual vocabulary for the description of manuscripts. It intends to offer an instrument of work to all cataloguers of manuscripts, text editors and more generally to all those interested in old manuscripts.

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