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Re: Supporting Chant Notation Under Interlinear Text Layout

From: Andrew Hankinson <andrew.hankinson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 15:48:08 +0100
Cc: public-music-notation@w3.org
Message-Id: <42205E78-E22F-41F4-9F40-894027E6C83E@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org>
Hi Daniel,

You may also be interested in the activities of the Music Encoding Initiative around the encoding of so-called "staffless" chant notation found in early western sources.

Feel free to contact me off-list if this sounds interesting.

Cheers, Andrew 

> On 11 May 2018, at 15:38, Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org> wrote:
> 
> Greetings,
> 
> I'm writing to alert people here to a new incubator group created to collect and address requirements for "Interlinear Text Layout".
> 
> I came into the problem of laying out interlinear text when trying to present the Ethiopic Zaima chant notation under available HTML markup.  I thought people in this group may have interest or expertise in similar traditions with staffless chant notation (Znamenny, Syric, Byzantine, Hebrew, etc).  If so, I encourage you to please support the creation of the Interlinear Layout Group here:
> 
> https://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/#itlcg
> 
> A new group is proposed following the recommendation of W3C experts because interlinear text layout is important to a broad spectrum of manuscript practices such as annotation, multilingual annotation in particular, and translation.
> 
> FWIW, my own trials with CSS and HTML work arounds for presenting Zaima are available at the link below.  Unfortunately the CSS tricks needed to get the presentation right (or nearly so) are very sensitive to browser version. The pages work best with Chrome version 61 or later (though not validated recently): 
> 
> http://w3c.github.io/elreq/zaima/ 
> 
> thank you,
> 
> -Daniel
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