In assisting a project with the development of a TEI encoding scheme for
sixteenth-century poetry, following question popped up:
how would one encode acrostics in verse lines?
Ideally, such markup should allow for generation of acrostics indexes and
be extenstible to other style figures involving 'letter plays'. In those
respects, an initial auto-suggestion involving an encoding like <lg
type="acrostic" rend="speled-out-acrostic"> seems not very satisfactory.
Any thoughts are much appreciated!
Ron Van den Branden