Dear Paolo,

The Guidelines make mention of substitutions without visible deletions here:

However, if it is true that the first reading is not ultimately deleted, it
is also true that the second reading is not ultimately added (although it is
visible, unlike the deletion).
So if you use add, it is justifiable (if not preferable) to use a more
symmetric encoding than that proposed in the Guidelines, i.e., one with
subst, add and del with an appropriate attribute.



Dr. Gerrit Brüning
Freies Deutsches Hochstift | Historisch-kritische Edition von Goethes Faust
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main | Institut für deutsche Literatur und
ihre Didaktik | IG-Hochhaus 1.155

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> Sent: Saturday, September 1, 2018 4:11 PM
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> Subject: scribal correction detail : any changes in the meanwhile?
> Dear all,
> I am encoding Latin XI century manuscripts. I have situations in which a
> hand corrects the text (possibly in the margin of the text) without
deleting the
> original word. Example:
> reusis<add hand="#unknownhand" place="margin" type="correction"
> subtype="nodeletion">zeusis</add>
> I'd like to mark up that the two words are alternative to each other -- in
> words, I'd like to mark that this is a substitution (<subst>).
> But there is no deletion (<del>). This has been discussed in another TEI-L
> thread in 2014:
> (I found that thread through Paragraph "Transformation of letters without
> deletion" in
> https://wiki.tei-
> hout_deletion)
> The 2014 TEI-L discussion seemed to suggest something like:
> <subst>
>      <del type="nodeletion">reusis</del>
>      <add hand="#unknownhand" place="margin" type="correction">
>          zeusis
>      </add>
> </subst>
> Has this issue been discussed within the TEI in the meanwhile? Or would
> still suggest to use @type on <del>?
> One specific issue: I'd rather use @rend than @type with <del>, since in
> simpler cases, I did:
> <subst hand="#unknownhand">
>      <del hand="#unknownhand" rend="strikethrough">
>          iudeorum
>      </del>
>      <add hand="#unknownhand" place="above" type="correction">
>          indorum
>      </add>
>    </subst>
> Thank you,
> Paolo