[tei-council] how to encode a hyphen at the end of a line, column, or page when you are encoding hyphens

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Wed Jan 5 12:03:59 EST 2011

I'm still interested in this, but it looks as though my proposal (C, 
with astute corrections from Kevin at the bottom) didn't find any 
favour, so I'm really waiting for a single coherent suggestion to vote 
on, or a couple of agreed alternatives to choose between.

I think the problems arise because we're actually talking about how to 
do three different things: provide adequate assistance to a tokenizer 
(which Lou strongly argues for), categorize the break itself, and 
specify how the break is rendered (hyphen, repeated letter, nothing at all).

So perhaps we could start by answering one simple question:

Do we believe that the existence of a hyphen, doubling, etc. should be 
expressed through character data external to the break, or should it be 
expressed through @rend? In other words:



help<lb rend="hyphen"/>ful


On 11-01-05 01:54 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 5 Jan 2011, at 02:31, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
>> So, I fear that Lou is the only current Council member who really
>> understands the issues around hyphenation and that I am the only one who
>> finds the lack of clear guidance on this question in P5 to be a
>> significant problem.
> there are other possible interpretations, related to recent religious festivals…
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Martin Holmes
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