Difference between revisions of "FromThePage transcription conventions"

 
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<li><i>Blank pages: </i>If the page is truly blank, check the '''Mark as blank''' checkbox above the transcription window, save, and move on. If the image includes any text, including, for instance, titles or dates tooled onto the binding, text on a bookplate, or a call number penciled in by a librarian, transcribe the text and do not mark as blank.</li>
 
<li><i>Blank pages: </i>If the page is truly blank, check the '''Mark as blank''' checkbox above the transcription window, save, and move on. If the image includes any text, including, for instance, titles or dates tooled onto the binding, text on a bookplate, or a call number penciled in by a librarian, transcribe the text and do not mark as blank.</li>
 
<li><i>Line Breaks: </i>Hit '''Return''' once after each line ends. Two returns indicate a new entry/paragraph break. If a word breaks across a line, place the hyphen, equal sign, or other word splitting character in a soft break tag: &lt;lb break="no"&gt;&lt;/lb&gt;</li>
 
<li><i>Line Breaks: </i>Hit '''Return''' once after each line ends. Two returns indicate a new entry/paragraph break. If a word breaks across a line, place the hyphen, equal sign, or other word splitting character in a soft break tag: &lt;lb break="no"&gt;&lt;/lb&gt;</li>
<li><i>Recipe titles and headings: </i>Recipe titles and other headings: </i>Wrap each heading, including recipe titles, in a headings tag (<head>To make bread</head>). Add an extra line break before and after each heading.</li>
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<li><i>Recipe titles and headings: </i>Recipe titles and other headings: Wrap each heading, including recipe titles, in a headings tag (<head>To make bread</head>). Add an extra line break before and after each heading.</li>
 
<li><i>Line fillers and dividers: </i>Transcribe text only. Do not include lines that sometimes appear to divide sections, or characters repeated over and over to justify the line.</li>
 
<li><i>Line fillers and dividers: </i>Transcribe text only. Do not include lines that sometimes appear to divide sections, or characters repeated over and over to justify the line.</li>
 
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==Common abbreviations and expansions==
 
==Common abbreviations and expansions==
  
:'''lb''' or '''℔''' = pound  
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:'''lb''' or '''℔''' = pound
  
 
:'''℥''' = ounce
 
:'''℥''' = ounce
  
:'''f℥''' = fluid ounce  
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:'''f℥''' = fluid ounce
  
:'''ʒ''' = dram, drachm  
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:'''ʒ''' = dram, drachm
  
:'''℈''' = scruple  
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:'''℈''' = scruple
  
 
:'''-ā/-an'''
 
:'''-ā/-an'''
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{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left: auto;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left: auto;"
 
|-
 
|-
! Dromio tag
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!Dromio tag
! FromThePage tag
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!FromThePage tag
! Used for
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!Used for
 
|-  
 
|-  
| add
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|add
| supplied
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|supplied
| text added later, at the custodial stage
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|text added later, at the custodial stage
 
|-  
 
|-  
| brev-p
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|brev-p
| p&lt;expan&gt;re&lt;/expan&gt; (etc.)
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|p&lt;expan&gt;re&lt;/expan&gt; (etc.)
| special p
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|special p
 
|-  
 
|-  
| brev-y
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|brev-y
| &lt;expan&gt;th&lt;/expan&gt;
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|&lt;expan&gt;th&lt;/expan&gt;
| thorn letter
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|thorn letter
 
|-  
 
|-  
| catchword
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|catchword
| catchword
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|catchword
| catchwords
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|catchwords
 
|-  
 
|-  
| del
+
|del
| del
+
|del
| cancelled or crossed out text
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|cancelled or crossed out text
 
|-  
 
|-  
| ex
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|ex
| expan
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|expan
| expansions
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|expansions
 
|-
 
|-
| gap
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|gap
| gap
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|gap
| gap in text due to damage, etc.
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|gap in text due to damage, etc.
 
|-
 
|-
| graphic
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|graphic
| figure
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|figure
| illustrations, etc.
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|illustrations, etc.
 
|-
 
|-
| heading
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|heading
| == ==
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|head
| headings
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|headings
 
|-
 
|-
| ins
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|ins
| add
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|add
| intralineal insertions
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|intralineal insertions
 
|-
 
|-
| label
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|label
| marginalia
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|marginalia
| marginal notes
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|marginal notes
 
|-
 
|-
| macron
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|macron
| do not tag (expand added character(s) with expan tag)
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|do not tag (expand added character(s) with expan tag)
| macrons or tildes above characters
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|macrons or tildes above characters
 
|-
 
|-
| metamark
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|metamark
| do not transcribe
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|do not transcribe
| metamarks
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|metamarks
 
|-
 
|-
| note
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|note
| use notes box below the transcription field
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|use notes box below the transcription field
| transcribers' notes
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|transcribers' notes
 
|-
 
|-
| pb
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|pb
| pb
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|pb
| page break
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|page break
 
|-
 
|-
| sl
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|sl
| do not tag
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|do not tag
| superscript text to be silently lowered
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|superscript text to be silently lowered
 
|-
 
|-
| sup
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|sup
| sup
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|sup
| superscript text not to be lowered  
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|superscript text not to be lowered
 
|-
 
|-
| unclear
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|unclear
| unclear
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|unclear
| unclear or uncertain text
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|unclear or uncertain text
 
|}
 
|}

Latest revision as of 09:20, 30 March 2021


FromThePage transcription conventions

  • Tagging: If you are not comfortable using tags, it's okay to skip them! A reviewer will add them for you.
  • Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization: Use original spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
  • Blank pages: If the page is truly blank, check the Mark as blank checkbox above the transcription window, save, and move on. If the image includes any text, including, for instance, titles or dates tooled onto the binding, text on a bookplate, or a call number penciled in by a librarian, transcribe the text and do not mark as blank.
  • Line Breaks: Hit Return once after each line ends. Two returns indicate a new entry/paragraph break. If a word breaks across a line, place the hyphen, equal sign, or other word splitting character in a soft break tag: <lb break="no"></lb>
  • Recipe titles and headings: Recipe titles and other headings: Wrap each heading, including recipe titles, in a headings tag (<head>To make bread</head>). Add an extra line break before and after each heading.
  • Line fillers and dividers: Transcribe text only. Do not include lines that sometimes appear to divide sections, or characters repeated over and over to justify the line.

Tags available as buttons on FromThePage editor

Addition
Used for intralineally inserted text, often written above crossed out text.
<add></add>
in a stew pan ^ <add>over a stove</add>
Ins.PNG


Deletion
Used for text that has been cancelled or crossed out. Illegible letters can be replaced by periods.
<del></del>
<del>his</del>
Del.PNG


Expansion
Used for abbreviated text. Place the tags only around the expanded characters, not around the entire word. Note: when using the shortcut button, FromThePage will include an "abbr" attribute. Users should leave the attribute blank, or may delete it.
<expan></expan>
<expan abbr=""></expan>
Ma<expan>ies</expan>tie
Abbrev.PNG


Gap
Used for a gap in the transcription for reasons other than deletion (e.g. due to damage to the page). Illegible letters can be replaced by periods.
<gap></gap>
shipp <gap>...</gap>
Gap.PNG


Heading
Used for obvious headings.
<head></head>
<head>A Ham.</head>
Heading.PNG


Marginalia
Used for any kind of marginal note, including footnotes, glosses, or summaries.
<marginalia></marginalia>
<marginalia>to Kensington</marginalia>
Marginalia.PNG


Superscript
Used for superscript text not to be lowered: only for ordinal numbers and for money (l,s,d).
<sup></sup>
xl<sup>s</sup>
Sup.PNG


Unclear
Used for uncertain text. Transcriber should enter their best guess, with the option to replace individual letters with periods.
<unclear></unclear>
<unclear>a chicin P</unclear>
Unclear.PNG


Underline
Used for underlined text.
<u></u>
<u>This text is underlined</u>


All available tags

Addition
Used for intralineally inserted text, often written above crossed out text.
<add></add>
in a stew pan ^ <add>over a stove</add>
Ins.PNG


Catchword
Used for catchwords in the text.
<catchword></catchword>
<catchword>being</catchword>
Catchword.PNG


Deletion
Used for text that has been cancelled or crossed out. Illegible letters can be replaced by periods.
<del></del>
<del>his</del>
Del.PNG


Expansion
Used for abbreviated text. Place the tags only around the expanded characters, not around the entire word. Note: when using the shortcut button, FromThePage will include an "abbr" attribute. Users should leave the attribute blank, or may delete it.
<expan></expan>
<expan abbr=""></expan>
Ma<expan>ies</expan>tie
Abbrev.PNG


Figure
Used for illustrations.
<fig></fig>
<fig>Three small horizontal stems with flowers and buds; left is red and blue, middle is red, right is red and blue.</fig>
Fig.PNG


Gap
Used for a gap in the transcription for reasons other than deletion (e.g. due to damage to the page). Illegible letters can be replaced by periods.
<gap></gap>
shipp <gap>...</gap>
Gap.PNG


Heading
Used for obvious headings.
<head></head>
<head>A Ham.</head>
Heading.PNG


Marginalia
Used for any kind of marginal note, including footnotes, glosses, or summaries.
<marginalia></marginalia>
<marginalia>to Kensington</marginalia>
Marginalia.PNG


Page break
Used to indicate a page break when transcribing an opening rather than a single page.
<pb/>


Soft break
Used for words that break across a line.
<lb break="no"></lb>
to your tast; put into euery Bott<lb break="no">=</lb>
ell a peece of Lemmon Pill
Softbreak.PNG


Superscript
Used for superscript text not to be lowered: only for ordinal numbers and for money (l,s,d).
<sup></sup>
xl<sup>s</sup>
Sup.PNG


Supplied
Used for text added at the custodial stage, by booksellers, librarians, etc. This tag is not used for text added later by the author(s) or by contemporary readers.
<supplied></supplied>
<supplied>Received 12-31-53
order no.B529</supplied>
Add.PNG


Unclear
Used for uncertain text. Transcriber should enter their best guess, with the option to replace individual letters with periods.
<unclear></unclear>
<unclear>a chicin P</unclear>
Unclear.PNG


Underline
Used for underlined text.
<u></u>
<u>This text is underlined</u>


Common abbreviations and expansions

lb or = pound
= ounce
f℥ = fluid ounce
ʒ = dram, drachm
= scruple
-ā/-an
a<expan>n</expan>
-r/-er, as in "Remember": expand "e," silently lower "r"
<expan>e</expan>r
frō/from
fro<expan>m</expan>
Matie/Maiestie
Ma<expan>ies</expan>tie
-ō/-on
o<expan>n</expan>
Sr/Sir
S<expan>i</expan>r
yt/that
<expan>tha</expan>t
ye/the
<expan>th</expan>e
ym/them
<expan>the</expan>m
yn/then
<expan>the</expan>n
-ū/-um
u<expan>m</expan>
wch/which
w<expan>hi</expan>ch
wth/with
w<expan>i</expan>th
yr/your
y<expan>ou</expan>r
yor/your
yo<expan>u</expan>r

FromTheTable/Dromio crosswalk

Dromio tag FromThePage tag Used for
add supplied text added later, at the custodial stage
brev-p p<expan>re</expan> (etc.) special p
brev-y <expan>th</expan> thorn letter
catchword catchword catchwords
del del cancelled or crossed out text
ex expan expansions
gap gap gap in text due to damage, etc.
graphic figure illustrations, etc.
heading head headings
ins add intralineal insertions
label marginalia marginal notes
macron do not tag (expand added character(s) with expan tag) macrons or tildes above characters
metamark do not transcribe metamarks
note use notes box below the transcription field transcribers' notes
pb pb page break
sl do not tag superscript text to be silently lowered
sup sup superscript text not to be lowered
unclear unclear unclear or uncertain text