Texts in digital form are an essential preliminary for any subsequent analyses. The course offers a multi-faceted perspective how texts are represented in computers, with topics including (among other) character encodings (e.g. UTF-8), text structuring and data modeling (e.g. XML, HTML format), text licensing (e.g. creative commons licenses), text visualization (e.g. CSS), and text querying tools (e.g. XQUERY). the course combines a theoretical discussion with a practical approach as an illustration of of the concepts.