Epigraphic XML conventions for the Vindolanda website, compared to EpiDoc XML and original printed sources.  March 4 2003

 

Convention

 

In print editions of

Vindolanda

In EpiDoc XML

In Vindolanda XML

incomplete at top or bottom

 .   .   .   .   .

<gap reason=”lost” extent=? unit=character>

none, for example:

.   .   .   .   .   .

incomplete at left side of text

]

 

none, for example:

]

incomplete at right side of text

[

 

none, for example:

[

space left by scribe

uacat

<space dim=”horizontal” extent=? unit=character>

none, for example:

<emph>uacat</emph>

 lacuna in text

[     ]

<gap reason=”lost” extent=4 unit=character>

none, for example:

[    ]

estimate of number of letters missing

 

[….]

<gap reason=”illegible” extent=x unit=character>

none, for example:

[…..]

traces of letters visible on tablet but not read

under-dots

or

‘traces’

<gap reason=”illegible” extent=x unit=character>

none, for example:

… (interpuncts)

or

<emph>traces</emph>

columns of text

 ii

 

<pb n=”i”/>

line of text

 

 

line break

<lb  id="line2" />

 

 <lb

 id=”line[fragment label]-[line number]” n=”[line number]”

/>

for example:

<lb

id=”lineA-1” n=”1” />

different hands

 

m1, m2

<handShift hand=”hand2”

/>

<handShift hand=”hand2”

/>

letters crossed out or erased by scribe

[[ abc]]

<del rend=”erasure”>

abc</del>

none, for example:

[[abc]]

letters added by scribe above the line

 

? abc?

<add place=”supralinear”>

abc</add>

none, for example:

<sup>abc</sup>

interpunct

 

none, for example:

&middot;

letters erroneously omitted by the scribe

 

<abc>

<supplied  reason==”omitted”>

abc

</supplied>

none, for example:

&lt;abc&gt;

superfluous letters written by the scribe

 

{abc}

<sic cor=””>abc</sic>

none, for example:

{abc}:

expansion or resolution of abbreviation or symbol

abc(def)

<abbr expan= "abcdef" cert= "certain">

abc </abbr>

none, for example:

abc(def)

doubtful or partially preserved letters

under-dotted

characters

 <unclear reason="damage"cert="certain">abc</unclear>

or

 <supplied reason="lost">abc </supplied>

<unclear>abc</unclear>