Athanasios Velios wrote:
> Dear all,
> 1) What is the tool used to store the definitions of the TEI elements
> and how does it handle relations between the different elements? In
> other words, when Roma compiles a new schema, where does it look up the
The definitions are stored in TEI ODD files, similar to what you get if you save
a customization from Roma. These are just a specialised form of TEI file, used
to create the Guidelines and the schemas, etc. They are available from here:
http://www.tei-c.org/release/xml/tei/odd/Source/ or from the sourceforge
subversion site which reminds me, I'm meant to be updating the How-To concerning
that which is available here: http://www.tei-c.org/Council/tcw06.xml
> How easy is it for inexperienced users to add/modify TEI
> elements on that repository?
One can use TEI ODD files to do that, and then submit them to Roma (either in
its web-app form or its commandline form), or one can just use Roma to do these
>?Can images be inserted as visual examples
> of what the elements describe in the repository?
Since ODD files are TEI files, they can use images in the same ways as other TEI
files. I don't think Roma currently takes advantage of that. Sebastian?
> 2) Are the TEI elements translated in other languages? If yes, how is it
> done? How is the correspondence of the same element in different
> languages ensured?
Elements and element descriptions can be translated. The TEI is attempting to
get a project started on just this. See http://www.tei-c.org.uk/I18N/ and
> 3) TEI has a fairly limited section on a book's physical description.
> Would the list be interested in incorporating more detailed bookbinding
The msDescription module does contain a fair bit, but you are right that
detailed aspects of bookbinding metadata might not be fully catered for. I'm
sure TEI-L would be interested in where you feel this could be improved upon in
Hope that is of some help,
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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