Illegible Lines, Quantity Approximate (Circa or Range)

Where vestiges of lines 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 lines lost using atLeast and atMost.

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<gap
  reason="illegible"
  quantity="1"
  unit="line"
  precision="low"/>

()
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  atLeast="3"
  atMost="5"
  unit="line"/>

()
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  quantity="4"
  unit="line"
  precision="low">

 <desc>vestiges</desc>
</gap>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: Traces ca.4 lines

(DDbDP: o.heid..490)
<gap
  reason="illegible"
  atLeast="2"
  atMost="3"
  unit="line">

 <desc>vestiges</desc>
</gap>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: Traces 2-3 lines

(DDbDP: bgu.3.916)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Scott Vanderbilt, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author

EpiDoc version: 8.19

Date: 2014-07-31