My first thought is
qui<add hand="#scribe2" rend="insertedSlash"> </add>a<del
hand="#scribe2" rend="joined"> </del>etoliam
although this has the disadvantage that there is no explicit
indication that these two acts are directly related to one another.
> I'm a new member of the list. Please excuse me if my question has
> already been covered here. I couldn't find it in the archives.
> I'm transcribing a medieval Latin manuscript that has two distinct
> hands. One of them wrote the text, the other one corrected the
> first one's work. I'm having difficulty figuring out how to encode
> the second hand's interventions. They mainly take the form of marks
> that either join two letters originally and incorrectly separated
> by a space or separate two letters originally and incorrectly
> For example, the first hand wrote quia etoliam, but the second hand
> corrected that to qui aetoliam by inserting a slash between the "i"
> and "a" in the original quia and by drawing a line joining the "a"
> with the "e" of the original etoliam.
> The <metamark> element seems almost, but not quite, right here,
> since it would be cumbersome to use the @target or @span attributes
> every time this happens. Does anyone have any better suggestions?