The Transkribus Wiki describes the project as "a comprehensive platform for the automated recognition, transcription, and searching of historical documents." Funded as part of the European Union's Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) project, Transkribus includes modules to perform a number of tasks, including: handwritten text recognition, OCR for typewritten texts, and document layout analysis. The project front page gives examples of how Transkribus can be useful for Archivists, Scientists, Scholars, and Volunteers. The How-To Guide linked on the project front page gives a detailed, step-by-step introduction to a basic Transkribus workflow. On the Wiki, users can locate additional guides that document more complex workflows. The Transkribus desktop client is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.