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TEI for merchant log book

Robert Foley-2
Please assist with letting me know if there is any TEI templates for text relating to a 19th century merchant marine manuscript. For example, what element should be used for every line.
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Re: TEI for merchant log book

Martin Holmes
Hi Robert,

On 2016-12-06 08:05 AM, Robert Foley wrote:
> Please assist with letting me know if there is any TEI templates for
> text relating to a 19th century merchant marine manuscript. For
> example, what element should be used for every line.

If you can point us at images of a few sample pages, it might be easier
to make suggestions, but in general:

Prose text is most commonly encoded using divisions (<div>) and
paragraphs (<p>), with linebreaks encoded as milestones (<lb/>). See
this example:

<http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/DS.html#index-egXML-d51e52031>

Verse would be encoded using line-groups (<lg>) and lines (<l>), where
the lines are container elements, not milestones:

<http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/CO.html#index-egXML-d51e47143>

Other types of text such as log entries might be encoded as lists
(<list> and <item>).

<http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/CO.html#COLI>

Hope this helps,
Martin