Re: Half square brackets

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Dec 15 2006 - 15:10:41 CST

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    At 12:36 -0800 2006-12-15, Chris Lordson wrote:
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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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