At the risk of being called naive I don't see any reason to want to
record the graphical detail of the original. Leave that to the
facsimile. If you feel a need to record such detail, ask first what you
are going to do with it in its transcribed form.
On Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at 07:49 PM, Roberto Rosselli Del
> Waiting for the Manuscript transcription and description SIG to
> its presence on the list, I have another manuscript related question:
> how do you deal with an initial letter which is really an image, parts
> of which are interspersed with the text on the ms page? (imagine
> vegetal-like branches which go through several lines of text) Do you
> just mark it as a decorated letter, noting the approximate space it
> takes, or is it better to mark all the points where words are separated
> by part of it?
> Thanks in advance.
> Roberto Rosselli Del Turco roberto.rossellidelturco at unito.it
> Dipartimento di Scienze rosselli at ling.unipi.it
> del Linguaggio Then spoke the thunder DA
> Universita' di Torino Datta: what have we given? (TSE)
> Hige sceal the heardra, heorte the cenre,
> mod sceal the mare, the ure maegen litlath. (Maldon 312-3)