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Character formatting:

The <hi> (highligter) tag is used to indicate that a word or words within a text have a special format that cannot be defined by any other tag.

It should only be used in very specific cases: in the abbreviations with which we identify each manuscript, and mainly in the comments, since for the rest of the elements of our editions there are defined tags that identify them semantically without the need to indicate formatting.

When used alone, the system converts it to italic text. But using the @rendition attribute, the following formatting can be inserted at character, word, or even whole paragraph level:

  • <hi rendition="simple:allcaps">: for characters in capital letters.
  • <hi rendition="simple:smallcaps">: characters in small caps that maintain capitalisation.
  • <hi rendition="simple:letterspace">: for spaced characters, that is, where there is space between letters.
  • <hi rendition="simple:typewriter">: for single-spaced characters, where all letters have the same character width, like on an old typewriter.
  • <hi rendition="simple:blackletter">: for characters in Gothic script blackletter or fraktur.
  • <hi rendition="simple:italic">for characters in formal cursive. For simple italics, it is enough to use <hi> without an attribute.
  • <hi rendition="simple:cursive">: for characters written in decorative cursive which imitates handwriting.
  • <hi rendition="simple:bold">: for characters in bold.
  • <hi rendition="simple:normalstyle">: to highlight characters in normal font within text in italics.
  • <hi rendition="simple:normalweight">: for characters of normal font within bold text.
  • <hi rendition="simple:larger">: for characters a little larger than the text in which they are inserted.
  • <hi rendition="simple:smaller">: for characters a little smaller than the text in which they are inserted.
  • <hi rendition="simple:subscript">: for subscript characters.
  • <hi rendition="simple:superscript">: for superscript characters.
  • <hi rendition="simple:underline">: to underline characters with a single line.
  • <hi rendition="simple:doubleunderline">: to underline characters with a double line.
  • <hi rendition="puntos">: to underline characters with a line of dots.
  • <hi rendition="rayas">: to underline characters with a line of underscore dashes.
  • <hi rendition="simple:wavyunderline">: to underline characters with a wavy line.
  • <hi rendition="simple:strikethrough">: to strike through characters with a simple line.
  • <hi rendition="simple:doublestrikethrough">: to strike through characters with a double line.

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