Thanks for all these explications. I will test the two methods.
> Vanessa; when we developed the facsimile schema for TEI we did consider
> the case of polygons but in the end we excluded it (and other features) in
> order to keep the schema simpler, reasoning that a simpler schema would
> achieve wider support, even if it were problematic for certain cases (such
> as Bouvard & Pecuchet - I loved that book!).
> However, we left a way open to achieve what you want. So I want to second
> what Martin said, but also to describe this other option, which is to
> build a custom TEI schema in which you add a new atttribute to
> att.coordinated. You might define a new attribute called e.g. polygon, to
> contain a list of the vertices of your polygon. In this way, you could use
> the existing att.coordinated attributes to model the minimal rectangular
> region which encloses the shape (the so-called "bounding box"), but also
> to explicitly describe the shape in detail.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TEI Text and Graphics SIG discussion list on behalf of Le Rolle
> Sent: Thu 6/12/2008 2:34
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> Subject: TEI and polygons
> Dear list,
> In my training, I'm operating on the project of a critical edition
> electronic of the notebooks of Flaubert's "Bouvard et Pécuchet".
> We are planning to use TEI. We're now thinking about a method to develop a
> close correspondence between text and image, and to cut the sheet in
> The problem is that the corpus is a modern manuscript and so areas or
> are very irregulars.
> We found that TEI only allows rectangles ("att.coordinated") and we need
> the project to make polygons.
> I would be thankful for any information about this case, and if other
> digitalization projects have met this problem, how are they dealing with?
> Yours faithfully,
> Vanessa Le Rolle
> Institut des Sciences de l'Homme - CNRS UMS 1798
> Service d'Ingénierie Documentaire