From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 22:54:04 CST
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
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 (www.ucc.ie) and in
> the Royal Irish Academy (www.ria.ie) 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).
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