Expansion of abbreviation including symbol/characters

An abbreviation that includes a mark of some kind, such as an additional letter or mark of punctuation, that will not appear in the expanded form. This is often omitted in conventional editions, but may be useful to include in a digital transcription, for example for inclusion in a diplomatic rendering.

Any characters or symbols that appear in the abbreviated form on the support (<abbr>), but do not form part of the fully expended word (expan), should be included within the <abbr> element, and should additionally be enclosed in an <am> (abbreviation mark) element. In the default XSLT transformation, for example, this will result in the content of the <am> being omitted from the interpretive transcription, but included in the diplomatic edition. (The first example below, therefore, would appear as "Aug(usti duo)" in interpretive, as "AVGG" in diplomatic.)

<expan>
 <abbr>Aug<am>g</am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>usti duo</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Default (Panciera) style: Aug(usti duo)

(EDH: HD000067)
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g type="sestertius"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>sestertios</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: (sestertios)

(IRT: 788)
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g type="dot"/>
   <g type="reverse-slanting-stroke"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex cert="low">ὡς ἐτῶν</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (ὡς ἐτῶν(?))

(DDbDP: sb.14.11692#1)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Scott Vanderbilt, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author
  3. Gabriel Bodard, author
  4. Pietro Liuzzo, author

EpiDoc version: 8.19

Date: 2014-07-31