|Defines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.|
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The initial attribute indicates whether this is the first or main scribe of the document. The medium attribute describes the writing medium, e.g., 'pencil', or the tint or type of ink, e.g. 'brown'. The resp attribute contains an ID reference to an element containing the name of the editor or transcriber responsible for identifying the hand. The characteristics of the hand, particularly those related to the quality of the writing, such as 'shaky', 'thick', etc. may be described within the content of the hand element. This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.