To provide students with some guidelins for transcription

3. The Transcription Tool

3.1 Key to transcription tool

Old English Latin Example
Ampersand (&)  - et
Tironian nota (7) and et
Abbreviations [  ] [  ] q[uo]s
Numerals (with dots) .NUMERAL. .NUMERAL. .iii.

Special Characters

copy & paste copy & paste Æ æ Ð ð Þ þ Ȝ ȝ
Anglo-Saxon g (ƽ) g g
Wynn (ƿ) w -
u u u

For a full list of all the marks of abbreviation, suspensions and contractions used in medieval texts see A. Cappelli's Dizionario di Abbreviature Latine ed Italiane (Milano, 1912). You can find its online version here (opens a new window).