Germanic Language Resources

Here are some facsimile reproductions of books related to Gothic, Old Saxon and in the future possibly other Germanic languages. They were scanned while working on the Wulfila project, mostly for OCR processing. Since the available titles are in the public domain – and often hard to find in antiquarian bookstores or even libraries – it seems logical to share them.

Many more books can be found at Sean Crist's Germanic Lexicon Project; his website was obviously a source of inspiration.


This digital edition was part of another UA project, that moved to the KANTL in 2013:

Technical notes

The facsimile editions are available in three formats:

Detailed descriptions of how the images and documents were generated can be found at the index page of each book. Generally speaking, image conversions were done using ImageMagick, navigational HTML pages were generated using XSL Transformations (processed with Saxon) and PDF documents were created with XSL Formatting objects (processed with Apache FOP).


With the exception of Gysseling 1960, books in this collection are in the public domain: they were published before 1923 and their authors died more than 70 years ago. Feel free to download and use the images and documents as you wish. We would of course appreciate that – in accord with normal scholarly etiquette – use of the materials is acknowledged appropriately, particularly when they are published on other websites.