Lou Burnard | 27 Nov 15:00 2014

Re: quotes in names

There you go again! You will ONLY see this possibility if you have selected BOTH modules msdescription and linking. In which cause you probably want it. 

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-------- Original message --------
From: Sebastian Rahtz
Date:11/27/2014 13:53 (GMT+00:00)
To: Lou Burnard
Subject: Re: quotes in names

> On 27 Nov 2014, at 13:38, Lou Burnard <lou.burnard <at> retired.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> I also have no problem with rethinking whether or not the current members of model.global.meta should really be available globally. But it's not "weasel wording" that makes them so : it was a conscious design decision when these elements were invented. Possibly a bad one, but not an accident.

Sorry if I gave the wrong impression there. Yes, the presence of <link> as a global element that can occur inside <finalRubric> was definitely a design decision,
which is correctly reflected in the wording.

I think it was an unfortunate decision, that’s all.

PS if you think _we_ do internecine warfare, try looking at http://boycottsystemd.org…...
Sebastian Rahtz     
Director (Research) of Academic IT
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.

Christian Schwaderer | 27 Nov 11:23 2014

Editorial choice between deleted and added text

Hi all,

I'm dealing with a lot of substitions in the manuscript I edit. I'm  
marking them up like:
   <tei:del>deleted text</tei:del>
   <tei:add>added text</tei:add>

In most cases, those substitions provide a better text than the  
deleted words and I can simply take the value of tei:add into the text  
of my edition, stating in the critical apparatus: "correct text" corr.  
cod. ex "wrong text".

But sometimes, there are "schlimmbesserungen", i.e. a text part making  
perfect sense is replaced by nonsense. In this cases, of course I want  
to keep the original/deleted text and put the added text just in  

But how do I mark these cases? How do I state in TEI-XML "There is a  
substition, but I as an editior decide that I want to keep the  
original text"

One possibility I came up with is to wrapp the text I want to keep  
inside a tei:choice element:

   <tei:del><tei:choice>correct text</tei:choice></tei:del>

Another way would be to add an attribute:
   <tei:del type="keep">correct text</tei:del>

But I'm not really satisfied with both ways. So, what is best pratice  
here? What would you do?

Best regards


Dr. Christian Schwaderer
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Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
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Peter Stadler | 26 Nov 11:50 2014

quotes in names

Dear all,

I was struggling with encoding quotes within names, e.g. 'Dyggvi "the Brave" Domarsson, King in
Uppsala‘ since 
<name>Dyggvi <q>the Brave</q> Domarsson, King in Uppsala</name> is not valid. 
I know there are probably a thousand workarounds but is there any reason that model.qLike is not allowed
within macro.phraseSeq?


Ben Brumfield | 24 Nov 12:28 2014

Test projects needed for OCR->TEI

I'm getting ready to extend FromThePage to support OCR correction, and am looking for collaborators to test and inform the design of this feature. 


FromThePage originated as an open-source tool for simple editions, supporting transcribing, indexing and annotating manuscript material.  In 2010, I added support for works hosted on the Internet Archive, and in 2013 created a draft TEI-XML export.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be adding the ability for FromThePage to ingest the OCR automatically performed by the Internet Archive, so that editors of print sources won't need to start with a blank transcript.  I'll also be revisiting the TEI-XML export format to incorporate some of the suggestions made on this list and add support for the needs of printed sources.

Projects Needed

I'm looking for people working with print sources to create TEI-XML editions to try out the new feature. 

You'll provide:

  • Out-of-copyright, public, printed source texts which have already been scanned.  (It'd be nice if the text is already on the Internet Archive, but I can help you with the upload if you have your own image files.)
  • Time and labor to correct OCR errors in the text within FromThePage.
  • Opinions about TEI-XML and the appropriate mark-up for your text.
  • Patience for dealing with a feature in development.

I'll provide:

  • A platform for getting your edition from facsimile to TEI-XML.
  • Help dealing with scanned images and the Internet Archive.
  • A mechanism for incorporating your ideas about the right way to do TEI into an open-source tool.
  • Technical support using FromThePage.
  • TEI-XML P5-compliant versions of your text.

Anyone interested in participating (or in offering advice from the side-lines) should contact me directly at benwbrum <at> gmail.com

Of course I welcome comments here on the list as well.

Ben W. Brumfield

Johannes Kepper | 22 Nov 20:32 2014

Music Encoding Conference 2015 Submission Deadline Extended

Dear colleagues,

the submission deadline for the Music Encoding Conference 2015, which will be held 18-21 May 2015 in
Florence, Italy, has been extended to December 5. This should give sufficient room for many more
interesting submissions from the TEI community ;-)

For the Program Committee and organizers,
Johannes Kepper
Jonathan Greenberg | 21 Nov 02:12 2014

dealing with non-existing characters in Unicode

This doesn't really follow up to the recent string on obscure characters in Unicode, but it's related.

We're marking up a German music lexicon that contains entries on persons and topics. In the entries on persons, there is often a phonetic transcription to aid in pronunciation. Most of the characters in these transcriptions exist in Unicode, but there are two diacritics that span multiple letters that have no representation in Unicode: one is a tie, basically a U+0361, but for three letters, the other a light diagonal strikethrough something like U+0337, but often spanning two or three letters.

Has anyone come across anything like these in a TEI project?

I could of course just create glyphs for a three-letter tie, a two letter strikethrough, and a three-letter strikethrough, and decide for the three-letter ones that they will always go after the first letter. But I would be stuck then either not displaying the diacritics in those cases, having to create combining characters for those things (which I don't think would work in the case of the three-letter ones), or programmatically replacing the text and the diacritics with an image, which would be cumbersome.

What I would really like to do is surround these strings of two or three letters with an element of some kind, which would allow me to easily use CSS or XSLT to style or replace the contents. But there doesn't seem like TEI has anything made for that. I could just use <hi>.



Paul O'Shea | 19 Nov 15:58 2014

Tweet Chat

Dear all,

Our 'TEI and Libraries' tweet chat will be LIVE in 2 mins and counting.

Follow #TEIChat and #AskTEI !!

Best wishes,

Paul O'Shea BA, MA,

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI

PhD Researcher
University College Cork
Paul O'Shea | 19 Nov 09:52 2014

Tweet Chat Today 3-4pm (GMT)

Dear colleagues, 

(Apologies for cross-posting)

I would like to remind you that our monthly TEI Tweet chat will be on 3pm (GMT) today, Wednesday 19 November. The topic of the tweet chat is 'TEI and Libraries,' and it will be hosted by myself and Kevin Hawkins, the convenor of the Libraries SIG. 

To follow or participate in the tweet chat, please use the official designated hash tags for the tweet chat: #TEIChat and #AskTEI.

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,

Paul O'Shea

Paul O'Shea BA, MA,

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI

PhD Researcher
University College Cork
DCMI Announce | 18 Nov 22:14 2014

Wednesday's DCMI webinar on Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI)

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, describing learning resources with schema.org, and more?

Phil Barker & Lorna Campbell (Cetis, UK)

******************Please excuse the cross postings******************

--Date: 19 November, 2014
--Time: 10:00am-11:15am EST (UTC 15:00) World Clock: http://bit.ly/1pKiCUj
--Event webpage:



The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is a collaborative initiative that aims to make it easier for teachers and learners to find educational materials through major search engines and specialized resource discovery services. The approach taken by LRMI is to extend the schema.org ontology so that educationally significant characteristics and relationships can be expressed. In this webinar, Phil Barker and Lorna M. Campbell of Cetis will introduce schema.org and present the background to LRMI, its aims and objectives, and who is involved in achieving them. The webinar will outline the technical aspects of the LRMI specification, describe some example implementations and demonstrate how the discoverability of learning resources may be enhanced. Phil and Lorna will present the latest developments in LRMI implementation, drawing on an analysis of its use by a range of open educational resource repositories and aggregators, and will report on the potential of LRMI to enhance education search and discovery services. Whereas the development of LRMI has been inspired by schema.org, the webinar will also include discussion of whether LRMI has applications beyond those of schema.org.


Lorna Campbell has worked in the domain of open education technology and interoperability standards for over fifteen years and has contributed to the development of a number of learning resource metadata specifications. Phil and Lorna were commissioned by Creative Commons to manage the third phase of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. LRMI is co-led by Creative Commons and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)--now the 501(c)(3) arm of the Association of American Publishers.

Phil Barker is a research fellow at Heriot-Watt University who has worked supporting the use of learning technology in Higher Education for twenty years. For much of this time he has worked with Lorna M. Campbell as part of Cetis. His work focuses on supporting the discovery and selection of appropriate resources, and he has contributed to the development of a number of learning resource metadata specifications. He was on the technical working group of the learning resource metadata initiative and has since worked on the third phase of LRMI promoting its uptake and use.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:
Peter Stadler | 18 Nov 16:27 2014

Fwd: [MEI-L] Call for Candidaates & MEI Board Election

Congrats to the MEI community for settling this (administrative but) major issue!


Anfang der weitergeleiteten Nachricht:

> Von: Benjamin Wolff Bohl <bohl <at> edirom.de>
> Betreff: [MEI-L] Call for Candidaates & MEI Board Election
> Datum: 13. November 2014 12:21:19 GMT-5
> An: Music Encoding Initiative <mei-l <at> lists.uni-paderborn.de>
> Antwort an: Music Encoding Initiative <mei-l <at> lists.uni-paderborn.de>
> Dear MEI-L:isteners,
> thank you very much for some more discussion and help in finalizing the MEI By-laws!
> The document mostly stayed as it was, except for a few typo corrections. Two comments with regard to
contents have been left unimplemented; but nevertheless commented and obvious for future inspection by
the Board. (The document will stay available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e5eyFeiW6-yscOoBLw9gotzWGA7D_7JBZHiWu5c13eA/edit?usp=sharing)
> With this said it is my pleasure to bring to you the
> **Call for Candidates for the first MEI Board elections**
> **open until 11 December 2014**
> **places to fill: 9 (nine)**
> To cite from our to be by-laws:
> "In order to determine a range of candidates, a four-week nomination phase will precede the elections, in
which self-nominations are permitted. Individuals will be informed of their nomination and asked to
confirm their willingness to serve on the Board determined. Elections will be held in a timely manner
after determination of a final list of candidates. A ranked voting system without minimum voter turnout
will be applied.
> Each member holding Personal Membership in MEI has the right to vote in Board member elections."
> Some personal notes:
> - Anybody receiving this E-Mail via MEI-L is both eligible and has the right to nominate candidates, as by
definition subscription to MEI-L (no matter how long or short) makes us members to the community.
> - Self nominations are welcome.
> - Please be aware that a short CV and a personal statement/commitment to MEI (each with a maximum of 200
words) can be provided by the candidates for publication on music-encoding.org. Deadline for
submission ends with the Call for Candidates.
> The **election** will take place in a timely manner after the the end of the Call for Candidates. Our hope is
to hold elections it the subsequent week (**December 15 to 22**). More details on how to vote and the
precise voting system will reach you during the next weeks.
> With all the best wishes on behalf of the
> MEI Interim Steering Group, and
> MEI Strategy Development Group,
> Benjamin W. Bohl
> - Keeper - MEI Strategy Development Group
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ron.vandenbranden@kantl.be | 18 Nov 16:12 2014

an early present from the Journal of the TEI

Dear list members,

A couple of days ago, departing Editor-in-Chief Susan Schreibman has 
announced the publication of issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding 
Initiative, available at http://jtei.revues.org/.

As the technical editor of the journal, I'd like to point out that this 
is the first jTEI issue to offer the TEI source files for all 
articles[1]. You can find them in the "Attachments" section at the end 
of each article, as a zip file for download. See for example 
http://jtei.revues.org/1046#annexes for the TEI source of Susan's 
editorial introduction to this issue.

This availability of the TEI source files is the first result of our 
ongoing effort to improve the TEI publication work flow for the journal. 
So far, we (Managing Editor Martin Holmes and I) have concentrated on 
defining a tight jTEI ODD file that allows for focused editing of jTEI 
articles in TEI from scratch. Another product is a jTEI Oxygen authoring 
package, offering following authoring aids:
     -the jTEI ODD file, a derived RNG schema, and HTML documentation 
for writing jTEI articles in TEI
     -a Schematron file with additional contextual checks and constraints
     -a CSS stylesheet that offers a tagless rendition of a jTEI article 
when editing it in Oxygen's 'author' mode
     -an XSLT stylesheet and transformation scenario for transforming a 
jTEI article to the OpenDocument format (ODT) for viewing it in 
The jTEI Oxygen authoring package is available from the TEI Wiki at 
http://wiki.tei-c.org/images/6/61/Jtei-oxygen-dist.zip. It is documented 
at http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/TEI_Journal_Encoding_Package.

This is good news for all authors who want to submit their articles 
straight in TEI, though -of course- you can still submit articles in 
other formats as well. Other good news is the standing Call For Papers 
for Issue 9, a special issue that focuses on TEI and Materiality. For 
this issue we welcome articles that explore the relationship between the 
TEI Guidelines, the encoded document, and the material object. Example 
topics that might be discussed include:
     -Conceptual and theoretical discussions of the relationship between 
the encoded text and the material object
     -Discussion of interfaces that present details about materiality 
(beyond the standard combination of encoded text and facsimile page image)
     -Innovative uses of the TEI Guidelines to model material aspects of 
the document
     -Proposed new features for the TEI Guidelines that would provide 
further support for modeling material aspects of the text-bearing object.
     -The use of TEI in combination with other standards and 
technologies to support the investigation of materiality
Closing date for submissions to this issue is 16 January 2015. You can 
read the full Call for Papers at 
http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/announcement/view/21. Please feel free 
to circulate this call widely, if you know of potentially interested 


Ron Van den Branden

[1] Finally paying of a Karmic Debt I had established a couple of years 
ago: <http://markmail.org/message/xe62xfxmwnjfavzl>.


Ron Van den Branden

Technical Editor
jTEI  - Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative