4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 5, 2019 6:56 AM by Cinda Crane

    Use of Ditto marks versus typing the text


      In reviewing transcriptions of 1880 city reports the original documents uses ditto marks in long lists to indicate 'same as above' ... sometimes the transcriber has filled in the word that was "dittoed" (i.e. patrolman) and sometimes they use the ditto mark. Since a goal is the readability on assistive technology,  I lean toward spelling out the "dittoed" word instead of using the ditto mark. Is this acceptable? Desirable?