This isn't an answer to your question either, but the traditional way to 
transcribe (editorially) corrected text in ancient texts--using the 
Leiden convensions, which is how we render this markup in the EpiDoc 
stylesheets--is with the corrected form in angle-brackets "Ba<s>ileus" 
and the erroneous value ("'s' is for 'e'") only in the apparatus entry. 
(A more recent update to Leiden introduces upper-half-square-brackets 
for this purpose, but displaying this in Unicode is tricky.) Some 
projects, like the Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (whose internet 
connection I am using to send this), use a slightly more verbose but 
unambiguous convention that displays both corr and sic in the text: 
<s=E> (with the sic in uppercase to show that it is the more 
"diplomatic" of the two readings).

Just out of interest, the papyrologists tend to prefer to give whole 
words, rather than individual characters, so "<basileus>" would be 
displayed in the text, and "baeileus" in the apparatus.

The EpiDoc example XSLT are parameterized to cater for all four of the 
different conventions described above.


Courtney Michael wrote:
> We are looking for an answer to the former question – for examples or 
> models actually.
> We are displaying transcripts on the web and want to see if there is a 
> standard or generally accepted way to display the corrections.
> Any examples appreciated.
> Many thanks!
> Courtney.
> On 7/10/09 3:46 PM, "Daniel Paul O'Donnell" <[log in to unmask]> 
> wrote:
>     Hi Courtney,
>     I'm not sure you ever got an answer to this. Did you?
>     An immediate question for me involves what you are looking for: do you
>     mean "how could one display corr and sic in the case of transcriptions
>     of speech?" or do you mean "How could I get corr and sic to display the
>     way they typically appear in transcriptions?" And another question: are
>     you think of display in a website? Or in print?
>     In principle you can format them any way your medium will accept. I
>     don't know off the top of my head how corrections are typically
>     displayed in transcriptions. But if you have a model, it would not be
>     hard to get them to look like your model, I suspect.
>     -dan
>     Courtney Michael wrote:
>     >  TEI newby here – does anyone have an example for displaying CORR and
>     >  SIC in encoded transcriptions of speech?
>     >  Many thanks!
>     >  Courtney.
>     >  WGBH
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