Grundlegung Online Comparison Tool

Grundlegung Online Comparison Form

 EditionPage and Line Editions
 Compare  First Edition (1785)  to   First Edition (1785)
Second Edition (1786) Second Edition (1786)
emended 2nd Ed. (1786v) emended 2nd Ed. (1786v)
Academy Edition (1903) Academy Edition (1903)

 Extra Text Grid 
 Shading Styling 

Instructions, Tips, and Hints

  • Select the edition which has the page and line number of interest.
  • Pick (or type, if your browser supports it) the page and then the line number from the lists.
  • Check the editions in which to find the corresponding line.
  • Check any options that you want. (Note that the Grid, Shading, and Styling options require that your browser supports CSS, as most modern browsers do.)

    • Extra Text includes some text of the same kind (i.e., body text versus footnote text) surrounding the selected line.
    • Grid puts the text in a plane of intersecting straight lines, as if in a spreadsheet or on graphing paper.
    • Shading varies the background color behind the text.
    • Styling tries to mimic the font styling (e.g., letter spacing) of the original editions.
  • Press the form's Submit button.
  • Note that the comparison is done only on the German text minus the title page.
  • The 178x editions have pages numbered from iii to xvi and then from 1 to 128.
  • Line 26 is frequently the last line on a page from the 178x editions.
  • The Academy edition pages run from 387 to 463.
  • Line 37 is typically the last line on an Academy edition page.
  • The Comparison Tool will complain if you select a page or a page and line combination that does not exist in the selected edition.
  • Be aware that there are already some prepared comparisons available on the Compare page.

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