[bksvol-discuss] Re: Credit Suggestion

Yes, the symbols for the fractions do not show up well at all on a display. Neither do bullets.


Andromache

P.S. How do those with no Braille display do proofing? Set the screen reader to all punctuation? I prefer Braille, because I like tactile feedback and much prefer to see words than to be read to. Also helps to keep my spelling skills sharp. But I find that all punctuation is a very distracting way to read.

On 5/7/2010 5:35 AM, Debby Franson wrote:
Hi Jill and everyone!

Whenever I have submitted a cookbook, I have made sure all fractions are correct. I have wondered how accurate other Bookshare cookbooks were until joining this list when I have found that many volunteers take care to correct the scanos, since fractions are usually horrible for OCR to get right.

The first cookbook I downloaded years ago was "The I Hate to Cook" cookbook. The fractions were not written as 1/2 and 1/4 but the higher ASCII characters for those fractions, so, unless I was left' or right-arrowing over those fractions, Window-Eyes ignored them entirely, so I hope that people always use the 1/2 and 1/4 form of the fractions so they are read rather than ignored by synthetic speech.. I suspect those higher ASCII characters don't show up well on a braille display either. Am I right? Here they are to test:

¼ ½

Debby

At 09:46 PM 5/6/2010, Jill O'Connell wrote
I hope you sent your suggestion to the volunteer coordinator where it might possibly do some good. It is really disappointing to download a recipe book and find it virtually unreadable.
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From: <mailto:mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>Melissa Smith
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Credit Suggestion

If only the outsourcers did as fine a job as many of the scanners and proofers on this list. I don't know how many books I've read, that were done by the outsourcers, that were poorly done. I do make quality reports when warranted. Not to mention the fact that, I was told a few months ago by Bookshare staff, that the outsourcers wouldn't be working on any more cookbooks.


Melissa Smith
On 5/6/2010 5:31 PM, Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote:
One idea is to let the more complicated books be handled by staff/outsourcers.

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