A couillard regarded purely as a typographic ornament is best encoded
using the <graphic> element (we used to have an <ornament> element, but
it was deemed politically incorrect and removed). The function of the
couillard -- to indicate an interruption to the narrative, or a section
division, is best encoded using a structural tag such as a <div>, a
<milestone>, or, as Nevan suggests, a compromnise between the two such
Standing by for 9 gazillion counter examples from Paul Schaffner.
et mon ODD, ca vient ?
On 27/01/13 15:23, Frédéric Glorieux wrote:
> I do not know the right name for a "couillard" in English
> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couillard_(typographie), and maybe a better
> term will be not as evocative as in French, but the thing is easy to
> understand. For example an asterism ⁂ is probably the most common kind
> of couillard.
> * *
> What should be a good practice to encode them ? This separator is not
> only an ornament but usually a logical separator between groups of
> paragraphs, so the separator should be kept (but the figure could be
> modified for a non imitative edition). The fast and easy way is to
> encode it as a common paragraph.
> <p rend="center"> *
> * *</p>
> Is there better ?