For a research project about eigteenth-century correspondence we are
currently transcribing and encoding a number of letters. One of the
correspondents in these letters had used a X-like symbol to represent
the Italian word "per". An example can be found in the following link:
On line 11 of this letter, there is fragment which should read " ... e
(per) se stesso, e (per) venirmi da' V(ostra) S(ignoria) Ill(ustrissi)ma
As far as I can see, no Unicode representation exists for this curl-like
The section in the P5 guidelines about representing non-standard
characters and glyphs
that such symbols can be encoded using the <g> ("gaiji") element:
The reference could then be to a <glyph> element which may point to an
image representing this symbol.
<glyphName>SYMBOL representing PER</glyphName>
<figure> <graphic url="per.png"/> </figure>
Is this indeed the correct encoding in this situation?
Thank you very much,