<unclear>

<unclear> (unclear) Character that cannot be identified unambiguously outside of its context. May contain character data and g only. [11.3.3.1. Damage, Illegibility, and Supplied Text 3.5.3. Additions, Deletions, and Omissions]
Modulecore
AttributesAttributes att.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source)) att.editLike (@evidence, @instant) att.dimensions (@precision, @unit, @quantity, @extent, @scope) (att.ranging (@atLeast, @atMost, @min, @max, @confidence))
reasonindicates why the material is hard to transcribe. Suggested values include: 1] illegible(illegible) ; 2] inaudible(inaudible) ; 3] faded(faded) ; 4] background_noise(background_noise) ; 5] eccentric_ductus(eccentric_ductus)
Status Optional
Datatype 1–∞ occurrences of  separated by whitespace
Suggested values include:
illegible
(illegible)
inaudible
(inaudible)
faded
(faded)
background_noise
(background_noise)
eccentric_ductus
(eccentric_ductus) indicates illegibility due to an unusual, awkward, or incompetent execution of a glyph or glyphs
<div>
 <head>Rx</head>
 <p>500 mg <unclear reason="illegible">placebo</unclear>
 </p>
</div>
Note

One or more words may be used to describe the reason; usually each word will refer to a single cause.

agentWhere the difficulty in transcription arises from damage, categorizes the cause of the damage, if it can be identified. Sample values include: 1] rubbing; 2] mildew; 3] smoke
Status Optional
Datatype
Sample values include:
rubbing
damage results from rubbing of the leaf edges
mildew
damage results from mildew on the leaf surface
smoke
damage results from smoke
Member of
Contained by
analysis: pc w
dictionaries: form
msdescription: origDate
textcrit: lem rdg
textstructure: dateline docImprint
transcr: am line zone
May contain
gaiji: g
Declaration
element unclear
{
   tei_att.global.attributes,
   tei_att.editLike.attributes,
   tei_att.dimensions.attributes,
   attribute reason
   {
      list
      {
         (
            "illegible"
          | "inaudible"
          | "faded"
          | "background_noise"
          | "eccentric_ductus"
         )+
      }
   }?,
   attribute agent { text }?,
   tei_macro.xtext
}
Example
<u> ...and then <unclear reason="background-noise">Nathalie</unclear> said ... </u>
Note

The same element is used for all cases of uncertainty in the transcription of element content, whether for written or spoken material. For other aspects of certainty, uncertainty, and reliability of tagging and transcription, see chapter 21. Certainty, Precision, and Responsibility.

The damage, gap, del, unclear and supplied elements may be closely allied in use. See section 11.3.3.2. Use of the gap, del, damage, unclear, and supplied Elements in Combination for discussion of which element is appropriate for which circumstance.

The hand attribute points to a definition of the hand concerned, as further discussed in section 11.3.2.1. Document Hands.