Re: Half square brackets

From: Chris Lordson (
Date: Fri Dec 15 2006 - 14:36:00 CST

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    John Hudson <> wrote: 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.

    John Hudson

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