Re: Encoded rendering instructions (was Unicode's Mandate)

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 22:54:04 CST

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    Why don't those interested in this try to define some kind of standard XML
    markup for this kind of thing? Even if a way of encoding paleographic
    information in plain text without markup is what you want, this would be a
    useful step - and help people figure out what kind of information you need
    to encode.

    - chris

    Marion Gunn wrote:

    > Scríobh Deborah W. Anderson:
    >>To add a bit of information to Asmus' comment:
    >>>What would be a nice first step...would be a serious, coordinated >
    >>effort by leading paleographers to come to an agreement as to
    >>>precisely what kind of information needs to be preserved, and for >
    >>what scripts or paleographic sub-discipline it would be sufficient.
    >>Already in 1990 the Text Encoding Initiative had defined guidelines on
    >>how to mark up texts, particularly for scholarly works...
    > What Deborah says (above) is true.
    > I know Stephen Miller of the Oxford Text Encoding Initiative was heavily
    > involved in such, and his successors there (if I can run them to earth
    > for you, I will) have probably taken it even further.
    > The CURIA initiative has people in Cork University ( and in
    > the Royal Irish Academy ( still working on this, I think.
    > See also Trinity College's ISOS (Irish Scripts On Screen) project, which
    > has yet to develop the markup section to match its images.
    > In short, all of our West European palaeographers could use some help
    > with markup/display, and also have much to contribute to
    > character-rendering standards (and probably only waiting to be asked).
    > mg

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