Chi-Rho

2020-10-13

expan (expansion) contains the fully expanded form of an abbreviated word.

<abbr> (abbreviation) contains an abbreviation of any sort.

<am> (abbreviation marker) contains a sequence of letters or signs present in an abbreviation which are omitted or replaced in the expanded form of the abbreviation

<g> (character or glyph) represents a non-standard character or glyph; type indicates the name of the decorative symbol, e.g. leaf..

ex (editorial expansion) contains a sequence of letters added by an editor or transcriber when expanding an abbreviation.

hi (highlighted) marks a word or phrase as graphically distinct from the surrounding text, for reasons concerning which no claim is made.

Where a Chi-Rho symbol appears, it may have a range of different semantic values (abbreviation or logogram for "Christ" or "Christian"; a general nonverbal indication of faith or affiliation; ligature of Χ and Ρ outside of any Christian context), or the editor may prefer not to give any interpretation of the import of the symbol. The examples below show a few of the ways in which this variety might be handled.

A Unicode value (for example U+2627) may be used inside the <g> if desired.

Sosin 2011:

<g ref="#chi-rho"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (())
  • Default (Panciera) style: ((chi-rho))
(Sosin)
<g ref="#chi-rho"></g>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (())
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g ref="#chi-rho"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>Χρίστος</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (Χρίστος)
(Sosin)
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g ref="#chi-rho"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>Christ</ex>
</expan>opher

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: (Christ) opher
(Sosin)
<hi rend="ligature">Χρ</hi>υσοφόρος

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: Χ͡ρυσοφόρος
(Sosin)
Α<g type="chi-rho"/>Ω

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: Αchi-rhoΩ
(IRT: 863)

Instead of using type in <g>, as the project providing this example did when this was the suggested way of encoding, the recommended use of <g[@ref]> in Symbol (Non Meaning-Bearing) should be preferred now.

See also:

Other pages describing <expan>:

Other pages describing <abbr>:

Other pages describing <am>:

Other pages describing <g>:

Other pages describing <ex>:

Other pages describing <hi>:

Responsibility for this section

  1. Charlotte Tupman, author
  2. Gabriel Bodard, author

EpiDoc version: 9.2

Date: 2020-10-13