What’s New in Qur’an Gateway?

2 September 2020 You can now see a verse’s context without clicking through to a new screen; just point your mouse at the context button below a verse and a pop-up window will show you the three verses either side of it, like this:

14 August 2020 A new Preferences option lets you choose which mode (Reader Mode; Interlinear Mode; or Parse Mode) the verse browser opens in by default. 
13 August 2020 We have added a new Interlinear Mode to the existing ways you can browse and examine verses of the Qur’an. It lets you see words along with basic linguistic information (a brief translation; number, person, gender, and Arabic form; root word and lemma). 
3 August 2020 You can now search for a gloss right out of the Instant Details Palette. Just point to any word in the Qur’an and click on the ‘Gloss’ option at the bottom of the palette:

15 July 2020 More intertextual connections have been added to our growing list of connections between the Qur’an and other texts/traditions.
13 July 2020 Improvements in how Qur’an Gateway shows the number of scribal changes in a manuscript.
17 May 2020 More intertextual connections have been added to our growing list of connections between the Qur’an and other texts/traditions.
1 May 2020 As so many people have been interested and have asked, we have written up a brief history of how Qur’an Gateway began — it’s been an exciting journey so far!
28 April 2020 Several improvements to the Quick Search tool, including the inclusion of tags in the list of suggestions as you type. Click the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the menu bar on any Qur’an Gateway page (or press CTRL and S on your keyboard) to search instantly from anywhere.
10 Mar 2020 We’ve launched a new collection of training videos, helpful screen videos that explain how to use key features of Qur’an Gateway. They’re a quick and easy way to expand your Qur’an Gateway skills! We will be adding many more over the next few weeks—keep checking back to the video page to see the latest.
3 Mar 2020 We’re exciting that we have just licensed A. J. Droge’s English translation of the Qur’an and added it to the list of translations available in Qur’an Gateway. You can choose it from the list of translations when viewing a passage of the Qur’an, select it as your preferred translation, or search it with the DROGE command.
1 Jan 2020 Happy New Year from the Qur’an Gateway team! We’re pleased to announce an exciting new feature has just been added to Qur’an Gateway: intertextual connections. We have started building a database of the texts and traditions from Late Antiquity (and earlier) that the Qur’an has intertextual connections to, along with a great set of tools to search, study, chart, and explore them.
13 Dec 2019 A new resource has been added to Qur’an Gateway: Arthur Jeffery’s classic work and important dictionary, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’an. Every loanword in the Qur’an is tagged as such and can be searched, charted, listed, and the relevant page in Jeffery’s book viewed in Qur’an Gateway.
4 Dec 2019 We have added the ability to turn off the Arabic transliteration in the verse browser, leaving you with just the Arabic and your chosen translation. You’ll find the new “Hide Transliteration in Verse Browser” in the Preferences screen.
23 Nov 2019 A new Browse Institutions page lets you easily explore the list of institutions (libraries etc) which we have utilised whilst building Qur’an Gateway’s manuscript and scribal changes databases.
22 Nov 2019 Qur’an Gateway’s search language can now look for verbs by mood (indicative, jussive, or subjunctive). Read more on the help page on Advanced Searching.
20 Nov 2019 Qur’an Gateway can now begin to help you study the rhyme patterns in a sura. Use the Sura Rhyme Analysis Tool to easily see the various rhyme patterns used in a sura. Or use the Rhyme Frequency Chart or Number of Rhyme Patterns Chart to study these rhyme patterns graphically.
3 Nov 2019 The Analyse Root Position tool provides fascinating statistics about what percentage of a root’s appearances in the Qur’an are at the beginning, end, or middle of a verse.
25 Oct 2019 The Root List (Browse > Word Lists > List Roots) now shows how many times each Arabic root appears in first, final, or middle place in a verse.
24 Oct 2019 Qur’an Gateway can now search by word position and also the letters that come at the start or end of a word. This allows you, for example, to use Qur’an Gateway to explore rhyme patterns, for instance. Want to find all the words that come at end of a verse and which end —an ... that's now one simple search.
23 Oct 2019 Search Qur’an Gateway’s growing catalogue of manuscripts using the powerful new Search Manuscript Catalogue tool.
1 Oct 2019 We have expanded Qur’an Gateway’s already powerful search language with some new commands — FOLLOWED BY and IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY, as well as PRECEDED BY and IMMEDIATELY PRECEDED BY. These allow for some incredibly powerful searches. 
1 Oct 2019 We have expanded Qur’an Gateway’s already powerful search language with some new commands — FOLLOWED BY and IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY, as well as PRECEDED BY and IMMEDIATELY PRECEDED BY. These allow for some incredibly powerful searches. 
26 Sept 2019 You can now easily copy a verse (its Arabic, transliteration, translation and reference) to the clipboard. A great time saver if you want to add a verse to e.g. a paper or presentation you’re writing.
14 Sept 2019 New and improved manuscript details browser. Check it out under the “Manuscripts“ menu and then “Manuscript Catalogue”.
6 May 2019 Major update to Qur’an Gateway’s database of scribal changes, reflecting extensive work by Dr. Michael McCoy cleaning up and improving our collection of scribal changes.
28 Apr 2019 Tags have arrived! You can now create tags, coloured labels you can apply to as many verses as you like, to help you identify topics, themes, or key words (or so forth) that you are interested in. Tags make it easy to see or search for key verses, themes and at a glance. Find out all about how to use tags here.
10 Apr 2019 Added the Number of Words Affected by Number of Scribal Changes chart, which shows you at a glance how many words are affected by 1, 2 or more scribal changes.
21 Feb 2019 Added a new Exhaustively List All Occurrences report, that for any root or lemma shows you in one simple list everywhere it appears in the Qur’an (along with the three words before it and the three words after it). To find this report, just click the icon that appears next to roots or lemmata in many places now in Qur’an Gateway, including in the Instant Details Palette.
17 Feb 2019 Arthur John Arberry’s 1955 English translation of the Qur’an ( The Koran Interpreted) has been added as a fourth English translation to Qur’an Gateway. You can choose it from the list of translations on the Verse Browser, pick it as your default translation on the Preferences page, or search it using the ARBERRY command, e.g. ARBERRY:fear.
15 Feb 2019 Formulae now have glosses shown underneath them, in views such as the List All Formulae, Cross Reference Formulae in Suras, or List Formulaic Continuities Between Suras reports. Although the glosses are basic, it can help see what a formula means at a glance. If you’d prefer not to show formulaic glosses, you can turn them off in Preferences.
9 Feb 2019 Added the Formulae in Common chart and Formulaic Commonalities report. Both tools enable you to easily explore the formulae that two or more suras have in common.
31 Jan 2019 Added the Length Characteristics chart. This new stylometric tool enables you to see at a glance how the verse length of a sura varies throughout.
25 Jan 2019 Added the Average Word Length chart, which allows you to compare suras in terms of the average length of the Arabic words within them.
15 Jan 2019 There is now a Proper Noun List (under Browse > Word Lists > List Proper nouns), enabling you to easy find things like people and places mentioned in the Qur’an.
13 Jan 2019 Implemented the Sura Length Analysis tool. Bring up a range of verses or a search result, then click the " Analyse" button in the top right of the verse browser, then choose "Analyse Sura Lengths in This Selection". Qur’an Gateway will show you the verse length of every sura that features in your selection or search results.
28 Oct 2018 Reports or screens that have multiple pages now have a floating page navigator at the bottom, making it much easier to move between pages.

You can turn this off in Preferences if you wish (in which case, a page list will appear at the bottom of each page).

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