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Re: Asha'ille Texts Online

From:John Leland <lelandconlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 28, 2004, 3:47
In a message dated 7/23/04 1:14:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
arthaey@GMAIL.COM writes:

<< m also searching for advice/opinions on how others handle old,
 out-dated texts. >>
This is an issue I have struggled with for a long time without achieving
especially as I am spending a lot of time now typing old handwritten texts
into the computer, and I keep noticing variations. Sometimes in the past I have
"modernized" the text as I went along; sometimes I have treated the text as
"historical" and left it untouched. Currently my "official"policy is to type
the original version but
add changes in parentheses as I go along, if they are the sort of changes
that can easily be done that way.  Other changes I handle by end-notes. This is
my "official" system, but I do not always live up to it. Variants I believe to
be mere scribal error are sometimes silently corrected; variants I believe
recommend real changes in usage I try to preseve while indicating the modern
John Leland