Critical Apparatus

Critical Apparatus

The Critical Apparatus is typically part of a Work file, but manuscript transcriptions can contain a critical apparatus as well.

We follow the TEI guidelines for Location Referenced External Apparatus when adding apparatus notes to manuscript transcriptions. @wit shall contain the ID associated to the manuscript in <witness>. This is usefully also the abbreviation of the manuscript to be used in the apparatus.

Follow instead for critical edition (i.e. text in a work record) the inline parallel segmentation method, pointing to the IDs of <witnesses> in that record.

a sample file is the Chronicle of Galawdewos or the Dǝrsān za-bǝṣuʿ Fisālgos

<div type="edition" xml:lang="gez" xml:id="ed2" resp="MV"> <div type="textpart" subtype="chapter" xml:id="ed2ch4" n="4" corresp="NAR0013pelican"> <div type="textpart" subtype="sentence" xml:id="ed2ch4se1" n="1"> <ab> <app> <lem wit="#W">፬ፍካሬ፡</lem> <rdg wit="#L #P">፫ፍካሬ፡</rdg> </app> በእንተ፡ ዖፍ፡ ዘስሙ፡ ጰልቃን፡ ዘውእቱ፡ ግራብ። </ab> </div> ..... </div> </div>

Note that in the above example there are more than one <div type="edition"> each with a @xml:id starting with 'ed' and that a @resp has also been used to distinguish the two.

The <div type="textpart" subtype="chapter"> has been associated to a narrative unit.

The apparatus is inline and the @wit provides always pointers to the <witness> elements with that ID which point to the correct manuscript using its ID.

To separate different types of apparatus notes, use the attribute @type.

<ab> .... <app> <lem wit="#B #C #F #L #O #P">ወቡሩክ፡</lem> <rdg wit="#T"> <note>om.</note> </rdg> <rdg wit="#F"> <note>add.</note> አብ፡ ወወልድ፡ ወመንፈስ፡ ቅዱስ፡ </rdg> </app> <app> <lem wit="#B #C #L #O #P">በአፈ፡ ኵሉ፡ ፍጥረት</lem> <rdg wit="#F #T"> <note>om.</note> </rdg> </app> <app type="punctuation"> <lem wit="#C #O">።</lem> </app> .... </ab>

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Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-30: first version of guidelines from Wiki