The <emph> element should *not* be used unless you wish to make a claim
about the linguistic reasons Saussure used the particular rendition. The
<emph> element is defined as indicating linguistic emphasis (as in the
word "not" in the preceding sentence.) Since I assume at least part of the
reason for distinguishing underlining from boldface style (how did he doe
that in manuscript, by the way?) is so as to investigate whether or not
there is a systematic linguistic explanation for this variation, it would
definitely be wrong to assume one in the encoding.

Use <hi rend="ul">, and <hi rend="bo">. Or, if that's too much like hard
work, define additional tags <hi> and <bo> as syntactic sugar for the
foregoing (which may, of course, be too much like hard work of another


On Thu, 24 May 2001, Christian Thies wrote:

> Hi
> I am working on the electronic edition of  transcriptions from manuscripts by Saussure.
> Here we face two ways of emphasizing text. First there are underlined words and
> second words are writen in a boldface style. Is there a typical approach by using the
> <emph> or <hi> tag
> greetings
>      Christian Thies
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