Is there a reason why <hi> isn’t allowed inside of <am> or <ex>?
In our edition project, we have the following policy for encoding abbreviations:
1) The whole abbreviated word is put inside of <abbr>, the whole expanded version of this word is put inside of <expan> and both versions go into <choice>.
2) The abbreviated part of the word is put into <am>, the expanded part into <ex>.
3) If superscripts and other superscript-like characters are used for an abbreviation, we consider the preceding „base“ character as part of the abbreviation.
Now I have a case where the „er“ in the German article „Der“ is abbreviated by a hook (encoded by us presently with U+02C0). Additionally, the „D“ is decorated by a red stroke. According to our project rules, I would use the following encoding:
But unfortunately, <hi> isn’t allowed inside of <am> or <ex>. Perhaps it should be? I am sure there would be other examples where a part of an abbreviation could be highlighted in some way.
Dr. Jakub Simek
Welscher Gast digital
SFB 933 "Materiale Textkulturen", B06 "Thomasin-Projekt"
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