Illegible Characters, Quantity Approximate (Circa or Range)

2016-08-03

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.

Panciera 1991 VIII.3; Sosin 2011: [c.5]

<gap reason="illegiblequantity="5"
 unit="characterprecision="low"/>
(Panciera)
<gap reason="illegibleatLeast="4"
 atMost="6unit="character"/>
(Panciera)
<gap reason="illegiblequantity="7"
 unit="characterprecision="low"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: ·· c. 7··
(IRT: 560)
<gap reason="illegiblequantity="10"
 unit="characterprecision="low"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: - ca.10 -
(DDbDP: o.claud.4.844)
<gap reason="illegibleatLeast="3"
 atMost="4unit="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

EpiDoc version: 8.22

Date: 2016-08-03