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Recommendations for grouped text

Hugh Cayless-2
Dear All,

I ran into a question this morning that I'd like the community's wisdom on.

How would you mark up something like this: https://philomousos.com/images/signature.jpg
The thing outlined in red in the image is a stacked piece of text, inline (more or less), that reads:

σημ(εῖον) 
† † †
Εὐφημ(ίου)

Translated, that's more or less:

signature
XXX
of Euphemios

I gather this sort of "signature block" is a common feature. I am tempted to do something like:

<seg>
  <seg rend="above"><expan>σημ<ex>εῖον</ex></expan></seg>
  <seg><g ref="#stauros"/> <g ref="#stauros"/> <g ref="#stauros"/></seg>
  <seg rend="below"><expan>Εὐφημ<ex>ίου</ex></seg>
</seg>

But am happy to be told different.

Thanks,
Hugh


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Re: Recommendations for grouped text

Paul Schaffner
Hugh,

We don't have your priorities (we emphasize structure, often
in the simplest terms, over layout), but if faced with
something like this --- and we often were -- we'd probably
capture thus.

<closer>
  <signed>
    <figure>
      <figdesc>mark of Euphemios</figdesc>
      <head>signature
      <lb><graphic/>
      <lb>of Euphemios</head>
    </figure>
  </signed>
</closer>

or maybe

<closer>
  <signed>
    signature of
    <figure><figdesc>mark of Euphemios</figdesc></figure>
    euphemios
  </signed>
</closer>

pfs



On Thu, Jul 30, 2020, at 16:12, Hugh Cayless wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> I ran into a question this morning that I'd like the community's wisdom on.
>
> How would you mark up something like this:
> https://philomousos.com/images/signature.jpg
> The thing outlined in red in the image is a stacked piece of text,
> inline (more or less), that reads:
>
> σημ(εῖον)
> † † †
> Εὐφημ(ίου)
>
> Translated, that's more or less:
>
> signature
> XXX
> of Euphemios
>
> I gather this sort of "signature block" is a common feature. I am
> tempted to do something like:
>
> <seg>
>   <seg rend="above"><expan>σημ<ex>εῖον</ex></expan></seg>
>   <seg><g ref="#stauros"/> <g ref="#stauros"/> <g ref="#stauros"/></seg>
>   <seg rend="below"><expan>Εὐφημ<ex>ίου</ex></seg>
> </seg>
>
> But am happy to be told different.
>
> Thanks,
> Hugh
>
>

--
Paul Schaffner  Digital Content & Collections
University of Michigan Libraries
[hidden email] | http://www.umich.edu/~pfs/
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Re: Recommendations for grouped text

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
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I’d be tempted to assign types to the four seg elements, if
possible; even arbitrary strings would provide a hook to
signal that they are four distinct kinds of things.   And I’m
guessing you can do better than arbitrary string.

Michael Sperberg-McQueen


> On 30,Jul2020, at 2:12 PM, Hugh Cayless <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> I ran into a question this morning that I'd like the community's wisdom on.
>
> How would you mark up something like this: https://philomousos.com/images/signature.jpg
> The thing outlined in red in the image is a stacked piece of text, inline (more or less), that reads:
>
> σημ(εῖον)
> † † †
> Εὐφημ(ίου)
>
> Translated, that's more or less:
>
> signature
> XXX
> of Euphemios
>
> I gather this sort of "signature block" is a common feature. I am tempted to do something like:
>
> <seg>
>   <seg rend="above"><expan>σημ<ex>εῖον</ex></expan></seg>
>   <seg><g ref="#stauros"/> <g ref="#stauros"/> <g ref="#stauros"/></seg>
>   <seg rend="below"><expan>Εὐφημ<ex>ίου</ex></seg>
> </seg>
>
> But am happy to be told different.
>
> Thanks,
> Hugh
>
>

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