From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2006 - 11:57:32 CST
Michael Everson wrote:
> Many scholars use top or bottom half square brackets to indicate that
> MSS or papyri are broken or worn away and that the text within the
> brackets is supplied by the editor.
> I am looking for an example of this custom in editions in Hebrew or
> Arabic script (or indeed in any RTL script). Does anyone know of any?
I have not seen this convention used with Hebrew. There is a different set of conventions
used for e.g. Dead Sea Scrolls transcription, which employs square brackets, dots and
circles to indicate various kinds of damaged letters, erased letters, presumed letters, etc.
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