Chi-Rho

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expan (expansion) contains the fully expanded form of an abbreviated word.

<abbr> (abbreviation) contains an abbreviation of any sort.

<am> (abbreviation marker) contains a sequence of letters or signs present in an abbreviation which are omitted or replaced in the expanded form of the abbreviation

<g> (character or glyph) represents a non-standard character or glyph; type indicates the name of the decorative symbol, e.g. leaf..

ex (editorial expansion) contains a sequence of letters added by an editor or transcriber when expanding an abbreviation.

hi (highlighted) marks a word or phrase as graphically distinct from the surrounding text, for reasons concerning which no claim is made.

Where a Chi-Rho symbol appears, it may have a range of different semantic values (abbreviation or logogram for "Christ" or "Christian"; a general nonverbal indication of faith or affiliation; ligature of Χ and Ρ outside of any Christian context), or the editor may prefer not to give any interpretation of the import of the symbol. The examples below show a few of the ways in which this variety might be handled.

A Unicode value (for example U+2627) may be used inside the <g> if desired.

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<g type="chi-rho"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: ((chi-rho))
  • Default style (Panciera) style: ((chi-rho))

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<g type="chi-rho"></g>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: ((chi-rho))

<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g type="chi-rho"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>Χρίστος</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (Χρίστος)

()
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g type="chi-rho"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>Christ</ex>
</expan>opher

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (Christ) opher

()
<hi rend="ligature">Χρ</hi>υσοφόρος

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: Χρυσοφόρος

()
Α<g type="chi-rho"/>Ω

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: Α((chi-rho))Ω

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Responsibility for this section

  1. Charlotte Tupman, author
  2. Gabriel Bodard, author
Date: 2014-05-06