Expansion of abbreviation including symbol/characters

When the abbreviated form contains a marker that does not exist in the expanded form, such as an additional letter or punctuation, best practice is to put these inside an <am> element, which the standard stylesheets will omit when rendering the expanded form.

‘’Silvio Panciera ...Josh Sosin
<expan>
 <abbr>Aug<am>g</am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>usti duo</ex>
</expan>
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<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
Date: 2014-05-06