TEI Publisher 7.1.0

Version 7.1.0 of the TEI Publisher boasting in-browser annotations support along other features and bugfixes.

Release Highlight: Annotations

Answering the secret dream of many TEI users this new TEI Publisher version 7.1.0 incorporates a — beautifully simple to use, yet powerful — way to enrich existing TEI documents. Users can just select a text passage, click on a button and within seconds — and without a pointy bracket in sight! — mark it as one of many supported annotation types. A place or person? Sure, and with built-in connectors for external authority files, too. Critical apparatus entries? We got you! Dates, corrections, regularizations and even quick fixes for typos in your transcription.

As usual, everything is customizable and extendable, so if you want a particular kind of annotation we do not support out of the box, it's not difficult to add your own or tinker existing ones. Read more in the documentation

Release Highlight: support for mathematical formulae

You can now use the TEI formula element with TeX notation for mathematical formulae, so something like

<formula notation="TeX">\frac{24}{20 - x}</formula>

can be nicely rendered in HTML thanks to the new pb-formula component. See the component's demo page which presents some elaborate formulae.

Other Improvements

The Demo collection has several new examples, most notably a Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) example The Italienische Madrigal by Alfred (not Albert!) Einstein, with musical scores encoded with MEI music notation. It is nicely rendered with Verovio library through a dedicated pb-mei component and you can even listen to it. Other point of interest is the Euler's Algebra with mathematic formulas rendered via pb-formula component.

Publisher 7.1.0 is available in 21 languages, now proudly boasting both simplified and traditional Chinese. We'll be happy to collaborate on extending the coverage for other, especially non-European languages.


Version 7.1.0 is fully compatible with 7 except for some minor changes which are described in the documentation.

Get It!

TEI Publisher 7.1.0 is available as an application package on top of the eXist XML Database. Install it into a recent eXist (5.0.0 or newer) by going to the dashboard and selecting TEI Publisher from the package manager.

For more information refer to the documentation or visit the homepage to play around with it.


It's not for the first time that our special thanks go to the Office of the Historian of the United States Department of State - this time for spearheading and funding the efforts which resulted in the annotation editor.

The Math support has been kindly funded by Bernoulli-Euler Zentrum in Basel.