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First Things Before Posting / Re: DM 2.0?
« Last post by terkla on January 23, 2019, 03:23:46 PM »
Hey, Martin!

Thanks for the info.

Looking forward to 2.0,
First Things Before Posting / Re: DM 2.0?
« Last post by Martin Foys on January 15, 2019, 12:54:07 PM »
Hey Dan  -

DM 2.0 is very close to a beta release, we are happy to say. The developer has about two weeks of issue tracking left, and then about a week of porting the older 1.0 projects over and resolving any issues that arise. So, erring on the side of caution, we are saying late February early March for a release!

~ Martin
First Things Before Posting / DM 2.0?
« Last post by terkla on January 15, 2019, 11:28:24 AM »
Hi, all--

Just wondering if DM 2.0 is live.  I thought it was and am pretty sure that last summer Heather kindly sent me a link to DM 2.0's then-new Wikipedia page. I, of course, can't find that link in my oversized cache of saved emails, and a Google search didn't bring it up. I logged into the gray DM projects page, as I've done now and then over the past six months, kind of hoping for launch info.  Nothing there, so I followed the DM 2.0 link and again found that 2.0 "is currently in development, with generous funding from a multiyear UW2020 grant, with a planned release of late 2018."

Any updates on the, uh, update from 1.0 to 2.0?

Thanks and all the best,
Projects: News & Questions / Re: Database Integration for 2.0 release
« Last post by Martin Foys on October 24, 2018, 09:34:57 AM »
IIIF was originally not part of the funding for 2.0, but the developers were able to easily add it in as part of the rebuild of the image backend, as it was a part of Open Seadragon.

So, currently, DM 2.0 can ingest IIIF images from an online source, but while the foundation is there , the front interface for doing so is limited to single image ingestion from a specific info.json uri that is manually entered.

Obviously this is not how IIIF should work in DM - the goal is to have seamless batch and drag and drop and manifest consumption from the front end. We currently have a NEH ODH grant application submitted that would fund (among other features) the building the necessary IIIF consumption interface for DM 2.5 - if that is not funded, we'll be pursuing other funds to make this happen ASAP as a first priority for the next feature built in 2019 - it shouldn't be a lot of money or development hours to make this happen, regardless.
Projects: News & Questions / Database Integration for 2.0 release
« Last post by ZBenalayat on October 24, 2018, 09:04:20 AM »
I have read that the 2.0 version of DM should have ingestion functionality for images hosted on IIIF servers.  I was wondering if anyone testing out 2.0, or if anyone who has connected their instance of 1.0 to a database in some capacity would be able to illuminate how this interaction will work going forward.
Yes, a variety of fonts can be displayed in DM as long as the characters are standard unicode that display in whatever fonts the viewer has available to their browser. For example, some runic forms are standard to Helvetica, Arial, and other fonts, so anybody will be able to view them. The same goes for Greek and other alphabets.

There are, however, some unicode characters that are super specialized, and only available in a very small number of fonts - in those cases, DM will still display these characters, but only if the viewer's browser has that font available to it.
Happy to report that LauraLee Brott's introductory material on the Psalter World and List Maps have now been added in to the project.
Frequently Asked Questions / Does it matter what web browser I use?
« Last post by Max Gray on April 13, 2018, 06:49:43 PM »
Yes! In DM 1.0, projects can be viewed on laptop/desktop versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers. But if you want to create and edit projects, then it is strongly recommended that you use a version of the Chrome web browser. DM 1.0 is optimized for the Chrome browser, and while other browsers may be used to edit projects, we have not rigorously tested these other platforms. In DM 2.0, which is in development, projects will be able to be viewed, created and edited with all standard web browsers.

Also in DM 1.0, if your laptop/computer features a touchscreen, then it is recommended that you suspend touch screen features while viewing, creating and editing projects. DM 2.0 you will run on all standard web browsers and be touchscreen compatible.
Issue: If you try to upload an image that has quotation marks ("") in its filename to a DM project, the image will appear to upload, but the resulting item will not display in the project.

Workaround: Delete the failed upload from the DM project's Table of Contents. Remove the quotation marks ("") from the filename of the image you wish to upload, and try again. Note: during the upload process you can add quotation marks to the display title of the image you wish to upload, which is how the image title will display in the Table of Contents and in its title bar. 
Issue: When editing text in DM, it displays as a different font than when the same text is viewed by a public user.

Explanation/Workaround: DM 1.0 has a design quirk where its default font display is different in editing and public modes. When you are editing a text in DM that originates from within DM, it will display in 12pt Times font. However, in public views of the same document, the same text will display by default as 14pt Helvetica font instead. Additionally, default text displays in DM 1.0 do not have provisions for setting margins. Such limitations will be addressed in DM 2.0.
   To set text fonts, sizes, margins (and colors) so that they uniformly display across editing and public modes of viewing, you can paste formatted text in from an external text file. See for more information. 
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