"Kronos" has been developed as a TEI-conform platform supporting text edition that supports the collection of texts, the import of formatted text and the automated XML-encoding following the TEI-guidelines. The tool provides export facilities into different publication formats (PDF, HTML, LaTeX).

At present the guidelines of the editing project Karl Gutzkow are applied to both production and formatting of drama texts for print and digital publications. "Kronos" allows a variaty of type settings. The edition of prose and verse is constantly improved.

"Kronos" is resulting from a successful cooperation between the Universitätszentrum für Informatik der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and a section of the Editionsprojektes Karl Gutzkow which is focusing on Gutzkow’s dramatic works.