What I think we are really talking about here--and in the case of
ornament--is a type facsimile. I.e. it is an attempt to reproduce a mark
on a source using unicode rather than a digital camera, but the intent
is basically the same: display rather than interpret the underlying
On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 21:25 +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Karin Armstrong wrote:
> > I've got a situation where the manuscript has small graphical elements
> > that should be recorded as part of the page, but don't meet the
> > description for <figure>. Examples are flourishes under a poem or
> > signature, brackets around line groups, a box drawn around finis, and
> > horizontal rules.
> curiously, this came up at the meeting of the TEI Technical Council last
> week in another context;
> the desire there was for something called <ornament>, which I think is
> the same as your flourish.
> I am not sure there *is* a consistency, however. A flourish between two
> paragraphs is not the same as
> <p rend="boxed">Finis</p>, surely? horizontal rules are different again,
> as are bracketed groups.
> Are you sure you want a single solution?
> of your suggestions:
> <seg type="flourish" rend="below"><graphic n="4" /></seg>
> is evil, omitting the url from <graphic>. I'd call that abuse.
> <trailer><seg type="box">finis</seg></trailer> looks fine to me, though the
> @rend version below may be more natural.
> <g type="flourish" subtype="..." rend="below" /> I could (cautiously) buy.
> <lg rend="bracket_right">
> <trailer rend="boxed">finis</trailer>
> both seem fine
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