[osis-core] <hi> types

Todd Tillinghast osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
Fri, 15 Aug 2003 16:21:04 -0600


Can you explain what you mean by 'illuminated letters'?  (I have a
mental image of electronically back lit letters, which I suspect is not
what you mean.)

Can you scan an example?

It would seem that we should encode some non-presentation related
semantics.  'Emphasis' with a variety of types (like 'strong', 'weak',
etc...) might be appropriate.

Aren't drop caps are usually a purely presentation related thing and
don't need to be encoded.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: osis-core-admin@bibletechnologieswg.org [mailto:osis-core-
> admin@bibletechnologieswg.org] On Behalf Of Chris Little
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 4:11 PM
> To: osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
> Subject: [osis-core] <hi> types
> I'm working on an XML version of das Nibelungenlied, and realized that
> should be retaining some indication of illuminated letters.  Then it
> occurred to me that we should have some way of handling this in OSIS
> too, if we intend to support manuscripts.  Then it occurred to me that
> <hi> would do a pretty good job of filling this role.
> Since we don't have any types defined for the <hi> type, I would like
> suggest that we add some to cover:
> silly presentation stuff like boldface, italic, underline, small caps,
> and real stuff like illuminated letters, maybe drop caps, perhaps
> lengthened Hebrew letters, ...
> --Chris
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