An online viewer of the Shabad OS Database.

The Shabad OS Viewer makes it easier to see what is available in the Shabad OS Database. It is designed to be used for proofreading and research purposes.

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Using the Viewer#

When first visiting the website, you will be shown a list of compositions that can be read. After choosing a composition, it is possible to navigate by clicking the arrows or dragging the trackbar/seekbar at the bottom of the screen. It is also possible to change lines using the <Tab> and <Shift>+<Tab> hotkeys or they left and right arrow keys on the keyboard.

Clicking on a line (or hitting <Enter> on your keyboard) will open an in-depth view containing information from the Database and using the gurmukhi-utils library for that line. The information includes punjabi translations and their English counterparts (courtesy of Google Translate).

When viewing a line, it is also possible to click on any of the individual words (indicated with a blue underline) to open a new tab/window pointing at a dictionary result (courtesy of Sri Granth).

Lastly, it is possible to submit proofreading differences for any line by clicking on the More menu (โ‹ฎ) in the top right corner.

Proofreading with the Viewer#

The Viewer is actually used internally by the Shabad OS team to improve the accuracy of the Database. See the video below to get an idea of how easy it is. If you're interested in learning more, please check out our Proofreading article.

Last updated on by Bhajneet S.K