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Join the transcription efforts at FromThePageHere are the transcription and encoding guidelines for regular text. Here is a short video explaining how to get started: 
  1. Make a carriage return where each line of text ends in manuscript
  2. Use one space after a period at end of a sentence.
  3. Don’t add characters not found on the page (e.g., … at the beginning or end)
  4. Strikethrough <s>text</s>
  5. Underline <u>text</u>
  6. Use unicode for Greek letters and mathematical or logical symbols (see Wikipedia for collection of characters) if the symbols are all on one line (e.g., no superscript or subscript, etc.)
  7. Insert text where indicated when it is located on the same page.
  8. Do not insert text that is located on a separate page. Rather, mark location where it is to be inserted with: (note: insert text from page x)
  9. Mark problematic portions of text, including words and punctuation that are indecipherable. Indicate your best guess at the indecipherable portion with [text ??]
  10. When a page is clearly numbered at the top (sometimes with date in a box), separate it from the text with two carriage returns to create a space.
  11. Insert spaces between lines using two carriage returns where there is a clearly marked paragraph with indentation and/or where there are spaces between lines in the manuscript (e.g., to set off a formula)
  12. When a word is split with a hyphen then finish the word on the line for the sake of being able to search for the word. When a word is split between two pages with a hyphen, then finish the word on the prior page.
  13. Encode mathematical and logical formula and diagrams in LaTeX. If you are not able to make the encoding, then indicate where the missing formula or diagram should be located in the following way: [encode formula or diagram in LaTeX ??]
  14. Words in bold, italics, colored text can be encoded in LaTeX.
Here is an online system for creating LaTeX encodings of mathematical and logical formulas. For those who are new to encoding in LaTeX, this is a simple way to create the formulas that are found in a range of different sorts of manuscripts. Not all of the logical symbols he employs are available on this system, but a number of contemporary forms of logical syntax are available. For those who would like to learn to create their own LaTeX encodings, here is a Beginner's Guide to LaTex along with a Not So Short Guide to LaTeX.

Here are the Guidelines for Encoding the Existential Graphs in LaTeX that were created by Jukka Nikulainen
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