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Re: Bibliography Style

From: Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2016 02:52:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CACvO6KCSiegaazmsbm_C_eRHWfzS7HtA1qRa1uwG4ePZET27-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-i18n-ethiopic@w3.org" <public-i18n-ethiopic@w3.org>
It occurred to me later that the Dereje pattern does indeed drop the
arat-neteb delimiter when a title ends in a punctuation. This is evidenced
by entries with book titles that end with a question mark. No arat-neteb
then appears before the author's full name.

-Daniel

On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org> wrote:

> Grettings All,
>
> I've worked on some additions to the ELREQ page which includes a
> references section (additionally, re-scanned image samples and glossary
> updates).  A challenge with references is getting the format correct as it
> is subject to change from organization to organization.  When not
> specified, I may opt to use the APA style.
>
> In this case I tried to apply the format I found here:
> https://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#REF
>
> which for a book, would appears to use the pattern:
>
> <Title> "," <Author First Name Initial> "." <Author Last Name> "."
> <Publisher> ","
> <Publication Date> "." <City> "."
>
> Trying to adopt this, I used the following pattern:
>
> <Title> "፣" <Author Full Name> "።" <Publisher> "፣" <Publication Date> "።"
> <City> "።"
>
> I'm not aware of a norm here in Ethiopian publishing, but a good reference
> book on writing that I sometimes follow is ተግባራዊ፡የጽህፈት፡መማሪያ።  by Dereje
> Gebre of the AAU Amharic school (and past president of the Ethiopian
> Writer's Association).  His pattern would be:
>
> <Author Full Name> "፤" <Publication Date> "፤" <Title> "።" <City> "፤"
> <Publisher> "።"
>
> Where the <Title> appears in italics -aha a use case for italics!.
> Dereje's format manages to avoid a complication with some Amharic titles
> that end with a "።" (more often it seems with older titles).  Dereje's
> book in the adopted W3C format would appear as:
>
> ተግባራዊ፡የጽህፈት፡መማሪያ።፣ደረጀ ገብሬ።ንግድ ማተሚያ ድርጅት ታተመ፣ሚያዝያ 1996።አዲስ አበባ።
>
> What seems visually awkward here is the sequence of two punctuation marks "
> ።፣".  In Dereje's convention, if a title ends with arat-neteb, the
> arat-neteb in the pattern is dropped.  Or is it the other way around, the
> title's arat-neteb is dropped, and the pattern's arat-neteb remains -?  The
> result appears to be equivalent.
>
> I sending these thoughts out for consideration for a format pattern
> recommendation that could become a new section in the ELREQ doc.  Please do
> speak up if you have know of any formal styles to consider.
>
> thank you,
>
> -Daniel
>
>
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