TEI Badges



Let others know you use the TEI

(See also the TEI Logos page)

The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative are now in their fifth version. With more than 20 years of work behind them, they are a de facto standard in many areas of textual markup. The Guidelines are used by hundreds of projects around the world. Their use is required by many public funding agencies.

Many projects use the TEI Guidelines: ‘behind the scenes’ while delivering their content to the public using HTML. The following buttons provide an easy way of letting others know that an individual, group, or project makes use of the Guidelines in its work. Publicising your use of the TEI is an important part of ensuring the continuing viability of the TEI community and the TEI's profile within your discipline. The code snippets associated with each button direct users to the TEI website, encouraging your visitors and colleagues to investigate the use of the TEI for their own digital work.

In contrast to buttons published by organisations like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), these TEI buttons do not make any specific claims about how the TEI is being used by a project. The TEI is used in so many different ways by so many different organisations that it would be next-to-impossible to establish a series of buttons associated with a specific validation programme or to describe specific types of usage. For us, it is enough that you use the TEI in your project.

Thank you very much for helping us publicise your participation in the TEI community!

The badges

There are two sets of badges, ‘I/We use <TEI>’ and ‘Powered by <TEI>’. How you use these is up to you.

Each set is rendered in two formats: PNG and GIF. The PNG versions are preferable if you don’t need to accommodate older Web browser versions, as the their transparency effects are superior. They will not display properly in Microsoft Internet Explorer prior to version 7, however. The GIF versions are provided for compatibility with such browser versions.

For the PNG version of the badges, we have supplied code that allows you to insert the image, with a link to our site, in either HTML or TEI XML. For the GIF format badges, we have provided code for use with HTML. The images use the main TEI website for their URL: http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/. You may download these images to your local server if you wish. Using the TEI URL allows us to track dissemination throughout the community, however.

PNG versions

Graphic Suggested HTML code Suggested TEI XML code
<a href="http://www.tei-c.org/"><img src="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/I-use-TEI.png" alt="I use TEI"/></a> <ref target="http://www.tei-c.org/"> <figure> <head>I use TEI</head> <figDesc>A button indicating that I am a user of the TEI Guidelines.</figDesc> <graphic url="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/I-use-TEI.png"/> </figure> </ref>
<a href="http://www.tei-c.org/"><img src="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/We-use-TEI.png" alt="We use TEI"/></a> <ref target="http://www.tei-c.org/"> <figure> <head>We use TEI</head> <figDesc>A button indicating that we are users of the TEI Guidelines.</figDesc> <graphic url="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/We-use-TEI.png" /> </figure> </ref>
<a href="http://www.tei-c.org/"><img src="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/powered-by-TEI.png" alt="Powered by TEI"/></a> <ref target="http://www.tei-c.org/"> <figure> <head>Powered by TEI</head> <figDesc>A button indicating that this project is powered by the TEI Guidelines.</figDesc> <graphic url="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/powered-by-TEI.png" /> </figure> </ref>

GIF versions

Graphic Suggested HTML code
<a href="http://www.tei-c.org/"><img src="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/I-use-TEI.gif" alt="I use TEI"/></a>
<a href="http://www.tei-c.org/"><img src="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/We-use-TEI.gif" alt="We use TEI"/></a>
<a href="http://www.tei-c.org/"><img src="http://www.tei-c.org/About/Badges/powered-by-TEI.gif" alt="Powered by TEI"/></a>