together with a colleague, I am preparing a critical edition of an
Arabic text for which we have two witnesses. One manuscript is itself
something like a critical edition: It notes variant readings (possibly
from other manuscripts that the commenter has access to) in annotations
in the margins.
We would like to encode these annotations as variant readings. At the
same time, the commenter used special marks to identify the affected
passage in the text, and (probably) the kind of annotation (variant,
Here’s an example: https://seafile.noc.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/f/4f73b52ad4/
I am still not completely confident about how to encode these marks.
Here’s what I came up with so far:
<lem>standard reading<add hand="#h1" place="above"><metamark
<rdg hand="#h1" rend="margin">alternate reading<metamark
What I am especially unsure about is:
* The position of the metamark entries as children of the lem/rdg.
* The @rend on rdg (abusing @rend here for @place).
Any suggestions are most welcome.
Dr. Frederik Elwert
Digital Humanities Coordinator
Center for Religious Studies
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