The WWP has always treated brevigraphs as a form of abbreviation and
encoded them with <abbr>, with an expanded reading encoded on expan=.
However, it has just occurred to me that there might be a rationale
for treating them instead as a form of old-style typography, and
using <orig> with reg= instead. I am curious whether any projects
have taken this approach--or does it seem self-evident that they
should be treated as a form of abbreviation?
I'm also prepared to discover that the general category of
"brevigraphs" (or worse yet, "things the WWP thinks of as
brevigraphs") actually contains things which should be treated
I'm not sure whether there are any great consequences to this
choice--just trying to sort it out in my head. Any thoughts welcome.
Best wishes and thanks, Julia
Women Writers Project