9. Abbreviations and Suspension Marks

As noted above, the CCL assumes that all standard abbreviations and suspension marks will be silently expanded, with no special typographical indication that letters were represented with suspension or abbreviation marks. In instances where expansion is tentative or the scribe's practice(s) unusual, we suggest an editorial note, which we can encode either for visible display or only for the (undisplayed) record. Transcribers may indicate unexpanded abbreviations and suspension marks with an en-dash for a suspension mark (e.g., q-) and an apostrophe for a hook (e.g. loquit'). Another option is to provide an editorial note that we can encode either for visible display or for the record. Please place such a note within a pair of double asterisks: **...**