Metamark Wrapping: putting brackets around spanning markup

A project PI recently asked me the following XSLT question: In my TEI I have the following markup: How do I wrap a bracket around the <metamark> to <anchor> pairing, and moreover how do I make it red? That is, … Continue reading

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Teaching for DEMM: Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts

  This is the second year that, as part of my commitment to DiXiT, I have also taught on the Erasmus+ Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts network.  Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts (DEMM) is a joint training programme between Charles … Continue reading

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What is the TEI? And Why Should I Care? (A brief introduction for classicists)

Recently I gave a lecture to those interested in Digital Classics at the University of Oxford as part of the Digital Classics Seminar Series with people much more qualified to talk about Classics (digital or otherwise) than me.  I’m not, nor … Continue reading

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Text Creation Partnership: Made for everyone

Oxford Text Archive TCP Catalogue From the 1 January 2015 the first phase of EEBO-TCP (Early English Books Online – Text Creation Partnership) transcribed books entered the public domain. They join those created by ECCO-TCP (Eighteenth Century Collections Online – … Continue reading

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Self Study (Part 7) Customising the TEI

Self Study (Part 7) Customising the TEI This post is the seventh in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines. It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup then on Introduction to the Text Encoding … Continue reading

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Auto Update Your TEI Framework in oXygen

One of the great things about the oXygen XML Editor that I use is that it allows frameworks as add-ons (from version 14+, though actually for the TEI one you need 15.2+) for various document types. These can consist of … Continue reading

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ODDly Pragmatic: Documenting encoding practices in Digital Humanities projects

[This is the rough draft text of a plenary lecture I will have given at JADH2013 http://www.dh-jac.net/jadh2013/abst21.html#plenary2 (click to expand abstract). This isn’t necessarily the precise text I delivered but the notes from a couple days before. It is written very much … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 6) Primary Sources

Self Study (Part 6) Primary Sources This post is the sixth in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines. It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup then on Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 5) The TEI Header

This post is the fifth in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines.  It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup an Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and one on the TEI Default … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 4) TEI Core Elements

This post is the fourth in a series of posts providing a reading course of the TEI Guidelines.  It starts with a basic one on Introducing XML and Markup an Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and one on the TEI … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 3): The TEI Default Text Structure

This (long) post follows on from posts on a basic one Introducing XML and Markup, and one on an Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines. Neither of these are really complete in themselves and barely scratch the surface, but … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 2): Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines

Quite awhile ago I posted http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/jamesc/2012/03/15/self-study-introducing-xml-and-markup/ as a list of reading and steps I would recommend someone follow if they were wanting to learn TEI XML and related technologies. This first step was to learn a little bit about XML … Continue reading

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Tokenizing and grouping rhyme schemes with XSLT functions

There is a project I work for which has encoded rhyme schemes in TEI using the @rhyme attribute on <lg> elements.  This contains some complex strings as they have used parentheses to indicate an internal rhyme and asterisks to indicate … Continue reading

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Teaching the TEI-Panel

As part of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium’s annual conference I participated in a panel organised by Elena Pierazzo called “Teaching the TEI: from training to academic curricula” see http://idhmc.tamu.edu/teiconference/program/papers/#teach for the abstract. Florence Clavaud and Susan Schreibman were unable … Continue reading

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More about @rend

Lou Burnard has provided a technical summary of some of the recently issues discussed concerning @rend, but I thought I might provide some more explanation for those not as familiar with the technical background to the discussion. I would have … Continue reading

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Self Study (part 1): Introducing XML and Markup

I’m occasionally asked what people should read and do if they want to teach themselves TEI P5 XML. Where should they start? This depends, obviously, on what time they have and what resources. I tend to recommend directed intensive training … Continue reading

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@rend and the war on text-bearing attributes

In discussing that the TEI attribute @rend from att.global although it allows you to type just about anything in it, doesn’t actually allow anything more that a set of single tokens. I recently explained to John, Paul, George, or Ringo … Continue reading

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Is it Bill or Ben that is speaking of flowerpot men?

A friend asked a question about how to encode a dramatic speech that possibly should be considered two speeches. Owing to a printing mistake, the second speaker’s name was omitted, so some consider it a single speech by the first … Continue reading

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TEI P4 Support, Survey Results

Introduction This post contains the results of a survey that  collected information which the TEI Technical Council will use to assess the need for ongoing support for the TEI P4 version of its Guidelines. These have largely been replaced by the TEI P5 … Continue reading

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TEI Consortium and its Future

John Unsworth, interim chair of the TEI Consortium (TEI-C) has asked those running for TEI Board or TEI Technical Council, and those who are remaining in place to answer some questions regarding the development of the TEI.  I’m already serving a … Continue reading

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