TEI XSL Stylesheets
This is a family of XSLT 2.0 stylesheets to transform TEI XML documents to various formats, including XHTML, LaTeX, XSL Formatting Objects, ePub, plain text, RDF, JSON; and to/from Word OOXML (docx) and OpenOfice (odt). They concentrate on the core TEI modules which are used for simple transcription and "born digital" writing. It is important to understand that they do not:
- cover all TEI elements and possible attribute values
- attempt to define a standard TEI processing or rendering model
and should not be treated as the definitive view of the TEI Consortium.
For more information, see https://tei-c.org/tools/stylesheets/
The package assumes that you have several additional tools installed. Their availability on your system can be verified by issuing the command
In particular, Stylesheets assume that you use
ant version 1.9.x+. If for some reason, you need to use
ant 1.8.x, you should remove all occurences of the attribute
@zip64Mode from the file
It is helpful to have the TEI environment installed locally. Please refer to http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/get.xml for hints on how to do that.
It is also possible to avoid manual installation of additional tools, by resorting to the pre-built test environment in Docker described in http://teic.github.io/TCW/testing_and_building.html .
bin/ directory contains several executable files, which can be run on Linux, OS X, or other Unix operating systems. These perform a variety of transformations and are very useful for, e.g., generating a schema from a TEI ODD. Some examples:
bin/teitorelaxng --odd ../TEI/P5/Exemplars/tei_all.odd tei_all.rng
Assuming you have a copy of the TEI Guidelines repository alongside your copy of the Stylesheets, this will take the tei_all ODD and generate a RelaxNG XML schema for you. Similarly,
bin/teitornc --odd ../TEI/P5/Exemplars/tei_lite.odd tei_lite.rnc
will produce a RelaxNG Compact Syntax schema for TEI Lite.
To build the documentation, run:
It will then be available at
About the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a community of practice in the area now known as textual digital humanities. Since 1994 the primary output of the TEI has been the TEI/XML guidelines, a standard for the interchange of textual data. A main focii of the TEI is the TEI-L mailing list; the TEI is also on github and docker, a repository called TAPAS and an academic journal, the jTEI.
TEI/XML can be thought of as a sibling of HTML (they're approximately the same age, depending on how you measure it) which evolved with a focus on defined textual semantics rather than defined display semantics. TEI by example is a good introduction to TEI/XML.
The Text Encoding Initiative Wikipedia article contains some short examples.
The TEI/XML standard is used by content-based projects such as
the British National Corpus,
the Perseus Project,
the Women Writers Project,
the Oxford Text Archive,
the Digital Tripitaka and
and tool-based projects such as
EpiDoc, Anthologize, Versioning Machine, and many more diverse projects.