Foliation and Pagination

Example of pagination Foliation and pagination of the Khojkiinfo-icon manuscripts have tended to be inconsistent. Foliation is the process of numbering individual leaves consecutively in a single sequence; pagination is the system where pages are numbered and additional details are included as to where pages are cross-referenced using footnotes. It is often the case that only folios containing significant pieces of writing have been numbered. Many other manuscripts are only partially numbered and, in some cases, have no numbers or catch-words on the page to indicate continuity.



The manuscripts are generally numbered according to folio or page in the Khojki/Gujarati numeral system. As a rule, the older manuscripts tend to use foliation while later ones, probably influenced by European styles, use pagination. Two systems of foliation can be distinguished in older manuscripts. In some, the folios are numbered in a single sequence that includes all texts, whereas in others the individual texts recorded in the manuscripts are separately foliated in clear sequences.


Khojki alphabet and Nagari script numerals are illustrated here.


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