How to Transcribe in Level 2

  1. If the text to be transcribed can be recorded with Unicode characters, these must be used exclusively.
  2. If the character can only be formed by combining two characters, this combination must be used.
  3. Apart from the vocal ligatures, all ligatures are split.
  4. Typographical peculiarities are to be documented as formatting details. This includes all non-vocal ligatures.
  5. If the character cannot be formed from the combination of several characters and if a MUFI equivalent exists, use MUFI.
  6. If options 1, 2, 4 are not possible, a code definition shall be used in consultation with the OCR-D Coordination project following the joint agreements reached on major international projects such as IMPACT, EEBO, ECCO.