<expan> should contain the whole
of a word that has been expanded.
<expan>Mister</expan> when the source says "Mr."
<ex> should contain the bits of an expansion which are not
present in the source text but have been added to it by an editor.
The truly obsessive will also wish to mark (using <am>) the
full stop which signals that "Mr." is an abbreviation of course.
Of course, it might be that (this is for Bertrand) you think "Mr."
is actually an abbreviation for "Monseigneur", in which case you'd
Or, if unable to decide, a <choice> containing both, and
maybe also an <abbr> holding the original form just for fun.
Though in that case, where to put the <am> becomes a bit
On 19/07/17 17:42, MLH wrote:
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Could anyone explain the rationale for combining <ex> and
<expan> in this way? (for someone not as familiar with the
transcription module as he probably should be!)