[tei-council] genetic draft -- from Brett, pt. 4
Stuart A. Yeates
syeates at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 17:31:22 EDT 2011
On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Lou Burnard
<lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 01/09/11 11:12, Stuart A. Yeates wrote:
>> "This may be a sheet of paper, one face of a monument, a billboard, a
>> papyrus scroll, or indeed any 2-dimensional surface." To my
>> (science-based) eye, these are all "flat" surfaces rather than
>> "2-dimensional" surfaces, which only exist in abstraction.
> I take the point, but "flat" isn't quite right either. That would seem to
> preclude not only a bumpy piece of parchment, but (say) an impression from
> a seal, or a projection of the whole surface of an inscribed 3d object such
> as a vase. The <surface> itself must be 2d of course.
I'm tempted to use "orthographic projection" (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthographic_projection ) but I'm aware
"orthographic" means other things to other people.
"This may be a sheet of paper, one face of a monument, a billboard, a
papyrus scroll, or indeed any object (or collection of objects with
fixed relation to each other) in an orthographic projection" ?
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