<unclear> contains a word, phrase, or passage which cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source. [ Damage, Illegibility, and Supplied Text 3.4.3 Additions, Deletions, and Omissions]
Modulecore — Elements Available in All TEI Documents
Attributesatt.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source)) att.editLike (@evidence, @instant) (att.dimensions (@unit, @quantity, @extent, @precision, @scope) (att.ranging (@atLeast, @atMost, @min, @max, @confidence)) )
reasonindicates why the material is hard to transcribe.
Status Optional
Datatype 1–∞ occurrences of teidata.word separated by whitespace
 <p>500 mg <unclear reason="illegible">placebo</unclear>

One or more words may be used to describe the reason; usually each word will refer to a single cause. Typical examples might thus include faded, illegible, eccentric_ductus background_noise, passing_truck,etc.

handWhere the difficulty in transcription arises from action (partial deletion, etc.) assignable to an identifiable hand, signifies the hand responsible for the action.
DeprecatedThis feature will be withdrawn after 2017-08-01
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.pointer
agentWhere the difficulty in transcription arises from damage, categorizes the cause of the damage, if it can be identified. Sample values include: 1] rubbing; 2] mildew; 3] smoke
Status Optional
Datatype teidata.enumerated
Sample values include:
damage results from rubbing of the leaf edges
damage results from mildew on the leaf surface
damage results from smoke
Member of
Contained by
analysis: cl pc phr s w
figures: cell
linking: ab seg
spoken: u writing
tagdocs: eg
textcrit: lem rdg wit witDetail
verse: rhyme
May contain
dictionaries: lang oRef oVar pRef pVar
gaiji: g
header: biblFull idno
iso-fs: fLib fs fvLib
textstructure: floatingText
verse: caesura rhyme
character data

The same element is used for all cases of uncertainty in the transcription of element content, whether for written or spoken material. For other aspects of certainty, uncertainty, and reliability of tagging and transcription, see chapter 21 Certainty, Precision, and Responsibility.

The damage, gap, del, unclear and supplied elements may be closely allied in use. See section Use of the gap, del, damage, unclear, and supplied Elements in Combination for discussion of which element is appropriate for which circumstance.

The hand attribute points to a definition of the hand concerned, as further discussed in section Document Hands.

<u> ...and then <unclear reason="background-noise">Nathalie</unclear> said ... </u>
Content model
 <macroRef key="macro.paraContent"/>
Schema Declaration
<rng:element name="unclear">
 <rng:ref name="att.global.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.rendition.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.linking.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.analytic.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.facs.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.change.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.responsibility.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.global.source.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.editLike.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.dimensions.attributes"/>
 <rng:ref name="att.ranging.attributes"/>
  <rng:attribute name="reason">
     <rng:ref name="teidata.word"/>
  <rng:attribute name="hand">
   <rng:ref name="teidata.pointer"/>
  <rng:attribute name="agent">
   <rng:ref name="teidata.enumerated"/>
 <rng:ref name="macro.paraContent"/>
element unclear
   attribute reason { list { teidata.word+ } }?,
   attribute hand { teidata.pointer }?,
   attribute agent { teidata.enumerated }?,