[tei-council] P5 use of rend in examples

Gabriel Bodard gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 21 06:09:27 EST 2011

This is a good point, and I'd be very interested to see examples of TEI 
used to encode signed text, and the kinds of highlighting that would be 
needed in it. Two minor observations:

1. Sebastian's suggestion (which I preëmptively agreed with the other 
day) that we follow CSS terminology when appropriate/available, does not 
collapse because there also exist cases for which no CSS terminology 
exists (e.g. text covered in serifs or embossed with gold leaf; words 
spoken more urgently than the surrounding).

2. I haven't looked recently, but I believe there are CSS properties for 
auditory features which can be used in guiding e.g. text-to-speech 
software, so perhaps not all CSS terminology is visual text-specific.


On 2011-11-20 08:06, stuart yeates wrote:
> Your question contains the genesis of the answer: "…we see in the
> original…" embodies your assumption that original is a written source
> text rather than a spoken, sung or signed one.
> The issue will significantly more important as signwriting enters
> Unicode, see http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-slevinski-iswa-2010-00
> This is a more than hypothetical question at VUW, because we have
> scholars working on things such as http://nzsl.vuw.ac.nz/

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
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