Visiting Oracc: how to browse, sort, search, display, and reuse

These pages describe how to browse Oracc's online corpora, and provide access to free fonts and keyboards for optimising transliteration and cuneiform display. They also explain how to re-use material from across the Oracc projects.

Using the Oracc website

Oracc is split into many different projects, each created and managed by a different team. A project consists of a 'portal' website and, optionally, a corpus of cuneiform texts. Portals work like any other website so we won't explain them further here. But the corpora have a lot of special features, which these pages describe in more detail.

Getting started with Oracc online corpora
This page describes how to browse and sort any of Oracc's online corpora.
Searching Oracc
There are several different ways of searching Oracc in its entirety, or project by project. This section of the help pages describe the options.
Using the Oracc glossaries
Most Oracc corpora are at least partially lemmatised; that is, the words in them are tagged in order to generate language glossaries. An Oracc corpus usually has more than one glossary (for instance Akkadian, Sumerian, Names) but they all work in essentially the same way. This page describes how to use them.

Reusing Oracc content

You are welcome to reuse material from any Oracc project as long as you follow the terms of that project's license.

The Oracc default license is described here but some projects, especially those like SAAo [] which reuse previously published material, may have different licensing conditions. Note too that individual images used by Oracc sites may come from external sources and thus be subject to copyright. Each project should have prominent links to its licensing terms, written in clear language, but do email osc at oracc dot org if you have any questions or problems.
Citing Oracc URLs online and in print
This page describes how to refer to Oracc web pages online or in print, using short, stable URLs. A wider range of options, described in more technical language, is given on the Oracc URI patterns page.
Reusing Oracc material in your own website
This page gives some practical tips on reusing texts, images, and tools from Oracc in other websites. You may also find it helpful to look at the instructions on embedding objects in Oracc portal pages, as many of the same principles apply.

Characters, fonts and keyboards

Unicode for cuneiform transliteration
This page lists the essential Unicode characters for transliterating and normalising Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform.
Unicode fonts for Oracc
This page provides access to a variety of Unicode fonts for transliteration and normalisation, as well as for cuneiform script.
Keyboards for cuneiform transliteration
This page presents a collection of keyboards supporting Unicode transliterations, implementing a consistent set of input conventions across operating systems.
18 Dec 2019 osc at oracc dot org
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