Version 3.0 beta
This is a preliminary version which can be changed or updated at any time.
In version 1 of the Menota handbook, a number of changes were made to the TEI Guidelines version P4. For details on this procedure, see the page Document Type Definition in v. 1.1 of the handbook. Those who wish to encode texts according to TEI P4 should refer to this version of the handbook. We recommend using TEI P5.
In version 2 of the Menota handbook, a number of additions and changes were made with reference to the TEI Guidelines version P5. In TEI P5, additions and changes are specified in XML in a schema called ODD (One Document Does it all). For the Menota handbook, a Menota ODD file was made specifying all changes, and with the help of the ROMA tool offered by TEI, new schemas were generated. ROMA allows users to choose between several outputs: a DTD, a RELAX NG schema (which, in spite of its name, can be a stricter schema than a DTD), or a W3C schema. The resulting schemas can be consulted and accessed in Appendix D of v. 2 of the handbook.
In version 3 of the Menota handbook, a few changes were made to the RELAX NG schema of the previous version, using the procedures explained above. These changes were the following: (1) replacing the <me:punct> element with the standard TEI <pc> element (allowing it to contain the <choice> element, as well as the <me:facs>, <me:dipl> and <me:norm> elements, and (2) replacing the <me:expunged> element with the <me:suppressed> element.
This is a list of the current Menota schemas. Earlier versions of these files can be accessed in Appendix D of v. 2 of the handbook.
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The ODD file is an XML file which specifies all changes to the TEI Guidelines P5.
Menota 3.0 ODD file for TEI P5 (2 May 2017) – XML file
The entity list specifies recommended entities. This is not an obligatory part of a schema, but it is an important part of Menota encoding since a large number of characters have to be encoded by entities. It is essential that characters in the Private Use Area of the Unicode Standard are encoded with entities. The entity list is an ordinary text file.
Menota Entities (13 May 2016) – text file
The entity list can be updated independently of the schemas, and is for the time being older than the present schemas.
The DTD is one of several schemas that are allowed in TEI P5. It is used in this handbook, for example, while the texts in the archive use a RELAX NG schema. Note that the DTD does not allow the specific Menota elements such as <me:facs>, <me:dipl>, <me:norm> or the specific Menota attributes such as @me:msa, etc. These are only allowed in the RELAX NG schema offered below. While the RELAX NG schema has been updated for v. 3.0 of the handbook, no update was necessary for the DTD. This is the same as for v. 2.0 of the handbook.
Menota DTD (1 July 2010) – text file
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The version given here has been generated on the basis of the ODD file and entity file listed above. When using a RELAX NG schema, data values can be validated to a higher extent than what is possible with a DTD. This applies both to attribute and content values. For example, the attributes @notBefore and @notAfter in the element <origDate> have to contain a valid date value if the RELAX NG schema is used. The RELAX NG schema also supports name spaces, which is useful if one wants to mix schemas as we do in Menota. Among additional Menota elements are <me:facs>, <me:dipl>, <me:norm> and <me:suppressed>, and among additional attributes @me:msa.
Menota RELAX NG (2 May 2017) – XML file
Please note that the links below have been updated after Menota was moved from Oslo to Bergen in the beginning of 2016.
As of TEI P5, a Menotic XML file should refer to two external files, one schema and one list of entities. The beginning of the file using the Menota P5 DTD schema should look like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE TEI SYSTEM "http://www.menota.org/menotaP5.dtd" [ <!ENTITY % Menota_entities SYSTEM 'http://www.menota.org/menota-entities.txt' > %Menota_entities;] > <TEI xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0"> .... </TEI>
Remember that if you would like to use specific Menota elements or attributes (beginning with 'me:') you need to refer to a RELAX NG schema.
The beginning of the file using the Menota P5 RELAX NG schema might look like this if your are using Oxygen:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <?oxygen RNGSchema="http://www.menota.org/menotaP5.rng" type="xml" ?> <!DOCTYPE TEI [ <!ENTITY % Menota_entities SYSTEM 'http://www.menota.org/menota-entities.txt' > %Menota_entities;]> <TEI xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" xmlns:me="http://www.menota.org/ns/1.0"> .... </TEI>
If you are using another editor, the reference to the schema will be different.
Please note the namespace references in the TEI root element when the RELAX NG schema is used. The default namespace is the TEI namespace, while the additional Menota namespace is listed next as the "xmlns:me" (where “me” is an abbreviation for “Menota”). When the DTD schema is used, the Menota namespace can not the declared. When using the RELAX NG schema, all elements and attributes belonging to the Menota namespace have to use the prefix “me:” in order to be valid, e.g.:
<interpretation me:lemmatized="completely" me:morphAnalyzed="completely"> <p>The complete text has been lemmatised and morphologically analysed according to the rules specified in ch. 8 of the Menota Handbook, v. 2.0.</p> </interpretation > ... <w> <choice> <me:facs>karin<am>&us;</am></me:facs> <me:dipl>karin<ex>us</ex></me:dipl> <me:norm>Karinus</me:norm> </choice> </w>
See Appendix E for downloadable samples of valid Menotic XML headers.
First published 2 January 2017. Last updated 2 May 2017. Webmaster.