On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 15:16, Dot Porter wrote:
> Hello All,
> What is the accepted/preferred way for tagging capital letters in a text
> when they do not actually appear in the manuscript? The scribe left a space,
> but the letter was never added in. My initial thought is to go with
> <sic> </sic><corr>R</corr>
I think it would be <sic corr="R"> </sic> or
<corr sic=" ">R</corr> rather than two separate elements, but
some editors might prefer <add> with an explanation, as it's an
R being added to the text. Depending on the viewpoint of your editing,
it's probably possible to do it in several different ways.
> Is it legal to have only space as the content of <sic>?
Yes, white-space is fine, but you'd probably want to document in the
header what it means.