[MEI-L] Conventional encoding of suggested accidentals (ficta)?

Peter Stadler stadler at edirom.de
Mon Jun 24 10:35:48 CEST 2013

Well, I am confused now …
What is the difference between
  <accid accid="s" />
<accid accid="s" func="edit"/>?

To me, both look like editorial additions?!

An additional note on the description of <supplied>. (Having tei:supplied in mind) I find the current description "… illegible for any reason" misleading as it seems there *must* have been something written. But what about editorial additions due to simple omission in the authorial score? TEI simply says: "signifies text supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason …"[1]


[1] http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-supplied.html

Am 22.06.2013 um 20:10 schrieb Raffaele Viglianti <raffaeleviglianti at gmail.com>:

> Thanks Craig, I forgot about @func="edit". It certainly avoids confusion. I also see what you mean about @place; it probably won't hurt if Micah added it to his encoding, though.
> Raffaele
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 5:52 PM, Craig Sapp <craigsapp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Raffaele,
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Raffaele Viglianti <raffaeleviglianti at gmail.com> wrote:
> <supplied reason="ficta">
>   <accid accid="s" place="above"/>
> </supplied>
> I wouldn't mind, but crazy purists would complain that if you use this to indicate an editorial B-flat, then it is semantically incorrect since B-flat is technically not a musica ficta note.  So it is in general better to think of them as editorial accidentals used to chromatically inflect notes for performance, which usually happen to move the notes onto musica ficta pitches.
> -=+Craig

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