Dear list,

I am wondering why there is no tag to store information about race or
ethnicity to describe a person using <person>.

The TEI counts with specific elements such as <faith> and <sex> and also
more vague elements such as <trait> and <state>.

How are we supposed to encode this *basic* of information? Is it
recommended the use of <trait>, <note type=“race”> or maybe I should just
extend the vocabulary on my own?


​Dr. Antonio Rojas Castro
Researcher, Cologne Center for eHumanities
Communication coordinator, EADH