Unit III: How to encode with the TEI

  • This unit is divided into two main lessons, with core practical components for applying what you have learned in the course:

    • TEI in Practice covers the basics around using the TEI schema, including information on the TEI header (biographic information on the text and mandatory TEI elements), and the elements within <text>, which encodes the textual content itself ( divided into <front>, <body> and <back>. This section includes an overview of the core elements used for encoding text, how to customise the TEI to encode specific textual types.
    • Two exercises follow to put what you have learned into practice. The Yeats Exercise: Encoding poetry with the TEI and  the Franklin Exercise: Encoding prose with the TEI utilise the XML-aware editor oXygen (which can be downloaded free for 30 days) to utilise a variety of elements in encoding a complex document.
    • The Specialist Encoding section covers the specific elements needed to encode correspondence.