The CCL is pleased to announce our beta release of Juxta!

Please be aware that a beta release is not fully tested software, and may not be stable. We would be interested in having you tell us about your experiences with this trial version. Please send comments, suggestions, and bug reports to Thank you!

The CCL is pleased to announce the beta release of Juxta, software for collating texts.  To use Juxta on the CCL, please do the following:

  1. Please log in with your CCL credentials. (In addition to the main log-in page, a log-in widget is available in the upper-right-hand corner of all pages within the CCL website.) If you do not have a CCL account, please register for one. (If you have an account, but have forgotten your password, you may reset your CCL password.)
  2. Navigate to the Transcriptions page (listed on navigation panel at left.)
  3. Use the checkboxes to select the transcriptions you wish to collate.
    1. For best results, choose texts which you believe to be related.
    2. For easier selection of texts to be collated, enter a keyword from the transcription title in the dialog box marked 'Filter by Title,' and click Apply. Examples: "apostolorum" will filter for transcriptions of the Canones Apostolorum; "dacheriana" will filter for the various components of the Collectio Dacheriana.
  4. After selecting the transcriptions with the checkboxes, click the 'Send to Juxta' button above the list of transcriptions.
  5. A confirmation page then appears (let us know if it doesn't!).  Verify your selection, and if correct, click 'Confirm.'
  6. At this point, please wait for the files to load.  Do not refresh the page, or take any action.  Just wait!  If nothing appears within 20 seconds or so, however, Juxta has crashed.


Using Juxta

Once a set of transcriptions has been successfully sent to Juxta, you will be automatically redirected to a page listing the details for the newly created "Comparison Set."  At this point, you have two primary viewing options:

  1. "Heatmap view" - This displays a single base text (which you may select by clicking one of the transcriptions listed in the left-hand panel), and the variant readings in all your other selected transcriptions.  To view a variant reading, hover over the highlighted word in the main text.  Variant readings will be displayed in boxes to the right of the text.  The intensity of the highlighting reflects the number of variants.
  2. "Side-by-side view" - This allows you to select two transcriptions to be displayed in parallel.  Dotted green lines between the two transcriptions align areas corresponding sections in the text.  Highlighting shows differences in the texts. Hovering over a highlighted word or phrase will activate display of the variant in the other transcription. There will also be a pop-up describing the difference as an "insertion", "deletion", or "change" with respect to the other transcription.

Note: While this version of Juxta is still in development, please disregard the set of tabs at the top left.

In the top right of the heatmap view, the "Notes" button will toggle display of glosses transcribed from the manuscript.  The "Page Breaks" button will toggle display of an almost-invisible gray line where a folio begins or ends.

At this point in the development of the side-by-side view, the CCL recommends that you not use the "Change" button in the top right.  We shall post instructions when it is more functional.

At present, this version of Juxta does not display pairs of corrected and uncorrected readings in the manuscripts (see the CCL Latin Search Engine for display of such readings).  The downloadable version of Juxta does, however, have this capability.  Please contact us for further information.