Text Encoding Initiative

The XML Version of the TEI Guidelines


<measure> contains a word or phrase referring to some quantity of an object or commodity, usually comprising a number, a unit, and a commodity name.
Attributes (In addition to global attributes and those inherited from data, names)
type specifies the type of unit in which the measure is expressed.
Datatype: CDATA
Sample values include:
weight measure of weight e.g. kg, pound.
count unit of count, e.g. dozen, score.
length measure of length, e.g. pole, mm.
area measure of area e.g. acre, hectare.
volume measure of volume e.g. litre, gallon.
currency unit of currency e.g. ecu, escudo, mark.
Default: #IMPLIED
<measure key="LBSF11" type="weight">        
   <num>2</num> pounds of flesh</measure>
<measure reg="$1.56" type="currency">a quid</measure>
<measure reg="8 ECU" type="area">2 merks of old extent</measure>
Module Declared in file teicore2; Core tag sets: enabled when any TEI base is enabled
Class data; names
Data Description May contain character data and phrase-level elements.
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<!ELEMENT measure %om.RR;  %phrase.seq;> 
<!ATTLIST measure  
      type CDATA #IMPLIED>
See further 6.4.3 Numbers and Measures

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