Advanced Manuscript Encoding

Julia Flanders


This tutorial is particularly important to those who want to encode manuscripts. The tutorial covers: How to mark different hands and to show where a given person’s handwriting starts and ends; and how to encode revisions, additions, and deletions. This tutorial also covers some of the particular challenges of encoding manuscripts, such as irregular and hard-to-organize structures.

  1. A Sample Manuscript Page
  2. Handwriting Identification
  3. More details of revision and transcription
  4. Complex Additions and Deletions
  5. Order of Revisions
  6. Accounting for certain individual characters
  7. Providing More Information
  8. Simple Page Images
  9. Complex representation of documentary surfaces
  10. The Big Picture
  11. Facsimile representation of surfaces
  12. Using coordinates for zones
  13. Surfaces, Zones, Lines
  14. Encoding of Surfaces, Zones, Lines
  15. Patches — facsimile
  16. Patches — encoding
  17. Markup of Markup
  18. Transposition 1
  19. Transposition 2
  20. Another sample
  21. Documenting the Handwriting
  22. Encoding with sourceDoc
  23. Representing the Revision History
Advanced Manuscript Encoding