The Electronic New Testament Manuscript Project is currently drafting
guidelines for the use of TEI in transcribing manuscripts of the Greek
In NT mss, abbreviation by contraction occurs with a limited set of
'sacred' words know as nomina sacra. The scribe often indicates this with
a horizontal line above the word.
eg QS instead of QEOS
<abbr> seems an obvious tag for this with something like:
<abbr expand="QEOS" type=ns>QS</>
But we'd like to mark the horizontal line where it exists. A "rend"
attribute on <abbr> would be nice but lacking this, what suggestions do
James K. Tauber <[log in to unmask]>
University Computing Services and Centre for Linguistics
University of Western Australia, Perth, AUSTRALIA