Abbreviationes™ Online – Features


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There are two main kinds of search you can conduct with Abbreviationes™: Basic (or Quick) Search (just key in an abbreviation or word and go) and Advanced Search, which gives you more options to construct complex queries and allows you to refine your search in various ways: by means of Boolean searches, case-sensitive searches, or wildcard searches. Click on the links below to view some animated screenshots illustrating the main features:

Abbreviationes™ Classic

Three different views on the data let you find what you want in no time.
• List View: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• List View: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Detail View: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Detail View: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Table View: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Table View: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Combined Search: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Combined Search: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)

A multitude of search options allow for extremely tailored searches.
• Fuzzy Search: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Fuzzy Search: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Boolean Search: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Boolean Search: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Case-Sensitive Search: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Case-Sensitive Search: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Wildcard Search: Abbreviation (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)
• Wildcard Search: Word (Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 2.0)

Abbreviationes™ Professional

Abbreviationes™ Professional, released on the occasion of 50 years of RUB on June 30, 2015, provides a standardized representation of medieval Latin abbreviations by using a Unicode-compliant font (Junicode, created by Peter S. Baker, University of Virginia) which follows the character recommendations of MUFI (Medieval Unicode Font Initiative).

Abbreviationes™ Professional has been optimized for high-resolution displays, and it looks and works beautifully on both desktop and mobile devices.
• Table View: Abbreviation (iPhone 6 – Safari Mobile) new.gif
• Table View: Word (iPhone 6 – Safari Mobile) new.gif

Abbreviationes™ will appeal to itinerant scholars as it puts the complete Web database into the palm of their hands. It makes a lot of sense to use Abbreviationes™ on a smartphone with a touch screen, now that the database lives in the cloud and smartphones have a wide-enough pipe to reach it:
• when you switch on the unit, the Web database is instantly available;
• the smartphone easily fits into a pocket of your jacket or trousers;
• touch input is ideal for entering short text strings such as abbreviations;
• the device is silent, there is no keyboard, no hard disk, and no fan;
• last not least, it only weighs a fraction of Cappelli’s printed dictionary.*

* Apple iPhone 6: 129 grams (4.55 ounces)
Cappelli’s Lexicon Abbreviaturarum, Milano 1929: 612 grams (21.6 ounces)


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