I've been studying the TEI elements for marking up the semantics of
highlighted text (avoid using <hi>). Chapter 6 of the TEI P4X spec
provides the "core" overview.
Yet, I am finding it difficult to come up with a "standardized"
uniform approach that will work on most if not all highlighted inline
text I run across in contemporary books. As I go through a catalog of
recently published books, I'm always finding a few oddities that are
somewhat difficult to semantically categorize, either because they
occupy some "gray" area, or are simply difficult to semantically
characterize to standard TEI elements.
So, has anyone here come up with a workable set of standardized
guidelines for this purpose? I would think that some projects to
markup a lot of books in TEI would try to standardize their approach
to semantically markup highlighted text.
Or is this an exercise in futility? <laugh/>
As an example, here's just a couple snippets where I'd like to
properly assign TEI semantics to the italicized text:
It took a few minutes and a couple of us to figure it out, but we
determined there are three letters carved in her skin: <i>CXJ</i>.
It was almost certain she would be voted <i>best-looking senior</i>
in the class of ‘02 at her Cocoa Beach high school next year.
Thanks for your insights!