I’m inclined to mark the text’s internal divisions (suffrage, versiculum, responsum, and oratio) using the flexible <div> element; give comments on decoration using <decoNote type=”miniature”> and <decoNote type=”initial”>; and indicate rubrication using <rubric>.
Marking abbreviations will be tedious, and although it’s possible that this data could yield research results, it doesn’t stand out as significant. I would prefer to mark abbreviations in a simple and streamlined way—the option that looks best to me is “silent” expansion with <expan> without the further use of <abbr> or <choice>. This would not distinguish between different types of expansion or mark common abbreviation symbols, but it would still be searchable for anyone specifically interested in abbreviation practices.
- Section of the suffrage: antiphon, versicle, response, prayer.
- <rubric type= “antiphon”>, <rubric type= “versicle”>, <rubric type= “response”>, <rubric type= “prayer”>
- Can we add an attribute to rubric? I don’t see it as an option here: https://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-rubric.html.
<div1 type=”section” n=”1”>
<div2 type= “antiphon” n=”1.1″>
<div2 type= “versicle” n=”1.2″>, etc.
- Saint of the suffrage
- <persName> = (https://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-persName.html)
- [TEI says this is to be used in preference to <rs type=”person”>(?)]
- Decorated Initials (for decorated initials ‘O’ and ‘E’ in my suffrage, f. 174, 174v)
- <decoNote type=”initial”>
- Description of Miniature (see miniature on f.174)
- <decoNote type=”miniature”>
- Alternative to (3) and (4): use <decoDesc> (prose description)
- Possible values: contraction, brevigraph, NominaSacra(?)
1. The type of abbreviation (for use with extension tags)
<abbr type=“brevigraph”></abbr> , <abbr type=“contraction”></abbr>
2. Abbreviation names for common abbreviations (also for use with extension tags)
<abbr type=“brevigraph”><g ref=“#per”>per</g></abbr>
3. Line breaks that divide one word between two lines of text
4. Library/archive marginalia (page numbers, etc.)
<additions></additions>, or <foliation></foliation>
5. Corrections (by the scribe, such as insertions)
-RUBRICATION (a good amount of rubrication to be noted on the pages, which also helps to distinguish the sections of the text) : <hi rend=”red”>
-LIGATURES, DIFFERENT R/S SHAPES, BITING, ETC (it might be interesting to mark the presence and distribution of special or uncommon letter forms): <hi rend= “ct ligature/do bite/o2/etc”>
-GOLD TOUCHED INITIALS (a good amount of these on our pages, as with the rubrication): <hi rend=”gold touched”>
-SCRIPT DESCRIPTION (it’s important to categorize and characterize the script/hand of the manuscript): <hi rend= “gothic”> or <handDesc> or <handNote>
-DECORATION DESCRIPTION (a very dense and varied amount of decoration on the pages. It would be useful to describe it.): <desc type = “initial”>, <desc type = “miniature”>, <desc type = “border”>, etc.
-ABBREVIATIONS (a high rate of abbreviation is present in the manuscript–in addition to allowing for ease of reading, it might be interesting to better characterize the distribution/frequency of abbreviations): <choice> with <abbr> and <expan>
4. Border decoration
Things I would like to mark up:
- Abbreviations. According to TEI guidelines, it should be done with the following markup: <abbr></abbr>;
- Illuminated capital letters. Perhaps with the markup: <rubric></rubric>? However, I am not really sure.
- Text Division. I would like to mark up the beginning of a new suffrage; perhaps <div type=”suffrage”> <ab>De sancta genovefa</ab></div>?
- Correction. Discussing the opportunity of capitalizing the “G” in genovefa (cf. above), with the markup: <sic>genovefa</sic> <corr>Genovefa</corr>.
- Interpunction. How to markup the original interpunction sings if we would like to update them according to modern conventions?