Transcription conventions for Middle French

Please follow the conventions below.

Text Convention Example Notes
et when abbreviated &    
que/qui when abbreviated as q with tilde +q page aa.ii, col. 2, line 8 from top, ius+qs Please note that que and qui aren't necessarily used as they are in Modern French.
que/qui when abbreviated as q with superscript i +k page aa.iiii, col. 1, line 5 from top, first character
Paragraph break

   
Hyphenation Join up words that are broken across lines or pages, ignoring hyphens (which aren't used consistently). p. aa.ii, col. 2, lines 7f., faire
i vs. j Please use i or j as they would be used in modern French. This will make it easier to tag the text later on. For example, iour is entered as jour.
Illuminated letter No need to indicate that it is illuminated First letter of text is simply rendered as J  
Page numbers Add page numbers using the format , where "XXX" indicates the page number. See "Hyphenation" for hyphenated words at the end of a page.  
Running folio numbers at tops and bottoms of pages omit (for the moment) aa.ij., Fueil.ii.  
Running headers omit Les actes - des apostres  
Tilde for nasal consonant (generally after vowel) ~ page aa.ii, line 16 from top, quara~te  
u vs. v The text doesn't make the modern distinction between vowel and semivowel. Rather, there's a word-initial variant and an elsewhere variant. Please use u or v as they would be used in modern French. This will make it easier to tag the text later on. For example, uous is entered as vous.
Missing apostrophe The text often joins "little" words such as articles and prepositions to the next word. We eventually split off these little words for linguistic analysis, but we indicate the original orthography by marking the split with a pound sign. The pound sign goes where the modern language would have an apostrophe. For example, if the text has lhomme, we would split it as l# homme. If you feel uncomfortable adding this information, you don't have to. The pound signs can be added later, after the text is entered.