Christian Wittern wrote:
> I wholeheartedly second this suggestion. On practical reasons, maybe
> we could use the TEI Wiki as a move forward to collect such sample
> files (or maybe even pointers to them) with a short description of the
> language used, nature and purpose of the project that created it
> (customization files if any) etc. James, where would be a good place
> to put this?
> This could then periodically be harvested and made available in a
> convenient bundle or test-suite for interested parties.
I have added a page 'Samples' off the main page of the TEI Wiki. See:
and anyone should feel free to add links to any texts they wish to make available.
Instead of the wiki actually hosting texts, which can become problematic, I
believe simply linking to texts that people make available is a much better
option. I've started the ball rolling by adding a link to a TEI conversion
Library of Scotland that we hold here at the Oxford Text Archive. It is in
TEI P5. 
I would be remiss in my duty if I didn't mention that the Oxford Text Archive is
of course usually willing to offer free long-term preservation for any TEI 
primary source text of interest to higher education. If you wish to deposit a
text simply email us at [log in to unmask] and we will happily answer any
questions. Depositing a text requires you filling in some simple forms and
licensing us to archive and distribute the text. (This is a non-exclusive
licence, the copyright in the text still belongs to you.) For more information
about depositing with the OTA, which hosts the UK's Arts and Humanities Data
Service: Literature, Languages and Linguistics, see
 For more information about the Auchinleck Manuscript Project see
 Although it is in TEI P5, this is TEI P5 as it was almost a year ago so I
should really check that it is still valid and update it if it isn't! Luckily,
I don't think any of the recent changes have affected the elements it uses.
 We accept other formats as well, TEI is just our favourite.
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
Ask me about free long-term preservation for your electronic texts!