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The Electronic New Testament Manuscript Project is currently drafting
guidelines for the use of TEI in transcribing manuscripts of the Greek
New Testament.
 
In NT mss, abbreviation by contraction occurs with a limited set of
'sacred' words know as nomina sacra. The scribe often indicates this with
a horizontal line above the word.
 
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eg QS instead of QEOS
 
<abbr> seems an obvious tag for this with something like:
 
<abbr expand="QEOS" type=ns>QS</>
 
But we'd like to mark the horizontal line where it exists. A "rend"
attribute on <abbr> would be nice but lacking this, what suggestions do
people have?
 
James K. Tauber <[log in to unmask]>
University Computing Services and Centre for Linguistics
University of Western Australia, Perth, AUSTRALIA
http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/jtauber