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Gabriel BODARD <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> This will be particularly important for a project that I am about to
> get involved with: Byzantine Seals in TEI, because sigillographers are
> interested in every single feature of letter forms, including four
> variant alphas (that have to be encoded by the same Unicode
> character). For this we shall have to come up with some way of marking
> the letterform and other special features in XML and then displaying
> them as variant unicode font glyphs in the diplomatic transcript.

This is one of the intended use cases for the TEI gaiji module.  I'd
be interested to hear if it would deliver what you need here.

Christian Wittern

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 Christian Wittern 
 Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
 47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN