Implementation of the guidance in this section is required for leiden conformance.
Letters joined in ligature, technically those which share a single stroke (usually an upright) forming part of both characters, such as adjacent M and N, but more broadly any two joined or superimposed characters.
Traditional typographic representation
- <hi rend="ligature">ab</hi>
- <hi rend="ligature">abc</hi>
- ἀρχιερέω<hi rend="ligature" id="hi1">ν</hi> <hi rend="ligature" id="hi2">ἐ</hi>κγόνου <link targets="hi1 hi2" />
EpiDoc appearance with standard XSLT
- The standard stylesheets deliberately do not reproduce the corresponding typographic examples.
- Example 3 demonstrates the tagging of ligatures across words, which may cause problems with embedded tagging such as of personal names, <w>, etc. Display of these ligatures is unsatisfactory, as it is in traditional typography, but for indexing etc. such linking is essential.
Questions and issues
- Gabriel Bodard (15 Feb 2006): most epigraphic editions describe ligatures rather than rendering them with the linking bar. So in InsAph while we do tag ligatures, our display stylesheets don't do anything with them at present (though we do index them).
Responsibility for this section
- author: Gabriel Bodard
- author: Tom Elliott
Revision number: $Revision: 1.15 $
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