I have a table that uses gloss notes on some of the French words. I could do the table as a stair step, listed or linear. If I do it in stair step, there will be 4 levels. Should I treat the gloss notes as usual and have them in 7-5 margins in the line after they appear (which seems like it would screw up the table formatting), or should I treat them as notes to a table and have them appear before the table (this is what I'm leaning toward)?
I've also posted this in the foreign language discussion.
According to BF 16.8.2 you would put them in 7-5. I can see how this might be confusing to a reader - you could always separate them from the table by adding blank lines before and after the note (this would require a TN). Putting them before the table really isn't helpful either as it can be difficult to know exactly which note goes with which word (unless they are numbered/lettered?).