Illegible Characters, Quantity Approximate (Circa or Range)

Where vestiges of characters remain, but they cannot be recognised and their quantity is approximate, they should be placed in a gap and given a reason with a value of "illegible", and either an attribute of precision with the value "low" (to express 'circa'), or a range of possible characters lost using atLeast and atMost.

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<gap
  reason="illegible"
  quantity="5"
  unit="character"
  precision="low"/>

()
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  atLeast="4"
  atMost="6"
  unit="character"/>

()
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  quantity="7"
  unit="character"
  precision="low"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: . c. 7.

(IRT: 560)
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  quantity="10"
  unit="character"
  precision="low"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: . c. 10.

(DDbDP: o.claud.4.844)
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  atLeast="3"
  atMost="4"
  unit="character"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: . 3-4.

(DDbDP: bgu.17.2683)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Scott Vanderbilt, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author
Date: 2014-02-09