The following slides offer instructions for creating a diplomatic transcription of an early modern text in preparation for later encoding using TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) methods. It has been adapted from The Map of Early Modern London’s “How to” guide designed by Janelle Jenstad and Martin Holmes. Scroll through to learn about how to handle special characters, research decorative typography, and recognize basic bibliographic features.

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