Transcription and editing issues: overview

transcription punctuation regularization special character typography ellipsis brevigraph addition deletion

The process of transcription, in representing the text as a sequence of alphabetic information, by its nature requires a large set of editorial and interpretive operations that deserve to be marked explicitly. Activities like regularization, deciphering unclear text, handling abbreviations, correcting or noting typographical errors, representing special characters, and describing revisions to the source can all be given a more powerful and useful inflection when represented through the encoding of the text. The entries on this topic are listed and glossed below.