Browse All Scribal Changes (as Images)

The Browse All Changes screen (found under the ‘Manuscripts’ menu and then under ‘Scribal Changes’) allows you to easily browse the thousands of scribal changes logged and detailed by Qur’an Gateway. It is a powerful and easy-to-use window into the study of qur’anic textual criticism and it looks like this:

1 Display Changes As. By default, Qur’an Gateway shows its list of scribal changes as a table of images, which you can easily scroll through and find what catches your eye. However, you can also choose to show the changes as a list, which has the advantage of squeezing more information onto the screen. 
2 Sort By. You can either sort the table of changes by Change ID (the unique number that identifies each change—this is useful should you wish to cite a change if you write an article or book, for instance), or by any one of several other categories.
3 Photograph of Change. A small photograph of each change is displayed. Click the photograph to open a larger version and also to display more information about that change.
4 Change ID. The ‘Change ID’ of each change record is shown, uniquely identifying it within Qur’an Gateway. If you later wish to find a specific change, you can easily search for it by its change number. And if you wish to cite a particular change in, say, an article or a book you are writing, we recommend citing by Change ID.
5 Favourite Icon. If a little  icon is shown next to a change, it shows you have added it to your list of ‘favourites’. To add a scribal change to your list of favourites, simply click the greyed out star icon () and it will turn solid (). Or to remove a favourited change, just click on the solid star and it will turn grey (), showing it is no longer a favourite.
6 Verses and Words Affected. Qur’an Gateway tells you which verses are affected by this change. Click the verse reference or the words affected count to open the affected verses in the verse browser, with the affected words highlighted for you, like this:

7 Change Type. The type of scribal change. Click the change type to filter the list of changes and see any scribal changes known to Qur’an Gateway which represents this type of scribal change.
8 Manuscript. This manuscript in which this change is to be found. Click the manuscript name to filter the change list and show all the changes from this manuscript.

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