Hi Martin,

Both old and modernized spelling "versions" (or transcriptions) are based on one manuscript - which I call "base manuscript" because I used it to collate other manuscripts in order to get substantive variants.

Many thanks

2014-06-12 14:34 GMT+02:00 Martin Holmes <[log in to unmask]>:
Hi Antonio,

Is your base text one of the two versions you mention, or is it a third text?


On 14-06-12 04:07 AM, ANTONIO ROJAS CASTRO wrote:
Dear TEI list members

I am currently encoding a long poem in Spanish and I have come across
some difficulties. I have been encoding both an old spelling version and
a modern spelling version of my base manuscript in order to present them
as parallel texts. In addition, after collating several scripts, my aim
is to encode a critical apparatus attached to the modern spelling version.

I have been reviewing the Guidelines but I failed to find what should be
the "best" method:

 1. I could treat these transcriptions as different texts and encode

    them in different XML files - although I'm using the same script as
    a base text?
 2. I could use the <choice> element and combine the <orig> and <reg>

    elements to encode both transcriptions?
 3. I could link both transcriptions as parallel texts using the

    <linkGrp> element as described here?

I have seen that some projects follow the first methodology but I don't
know how they connect both files so I remain suspicious (browser?); I
would prefer not to follow the second one because I'm already using the
element <choice> to encode abbreviations and expansions and I believe
there would be a conflict with the apparatus. Finally the last method I
think is meant to be used for encoding one text in different languages
(original and translation) and also it entails I'll have to identify
each <l> in order to link them, which I began to do and it is very tiring.

This would be a native digital edition so I don't have to stick to any
model apart from my base manuscript.

Any advice? Any other method?

Many thanks.

All the best

Antonio Rojas Castro
650 767 335

Antonio Rojas Castro
650 767 335