[bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding Soft Hyphens

I couldn't say it better myself. I'm glad I read
further in my mail before answering you, Lora.

G.Cindy

--- Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Lora,
> 
>          It is just my opinion, but I think that any
> book that will 
> be handled by a person willing to read it through is
> well worth 
> waiting for.  We will all benefit from your reading
> it through, and 
> as you can renew the book as many times as you need
> to do that, time 
> is really of no importance.  So, enjoy the book, in
> my opinion, take 
> your time, and be proud of the beautifully edited
> book that we all 
> using the Bookshare collection will thank you for. 
> A careful 
> validator is worth several lazy ones, in my opinion,
> and to be 
> terribly cliche, "haste makes waste."  So, take your
> time, and I, at 
> least, thank you for your work.
> 
> Peace,
> Mayrie
> 
> At 04:09 PM 3/16/2008, you wrote:
> >I'm validating a book that has numerous words
> broken up by soft 
> >hyphens.  I'd like to fix these, especially because
> they're not 
> >words at the end of lines or pages, just random
> words in the middle 
> >of various lines.  I tried selecting the soft
> hyphen, and copying it 
> >into the Find box so I could locate other
> occurrences, but it won't 
> >copy and paste.  Is there an easy way to find this
> soft hyphen?
> >
> >This book poses another problem.  There are lots of
> the common 
> >scanos in it.  For instance, 1 for I, rime for
> time, etc.  I've 
> >fixed the ones I found as I skimmed the book, but
> many of these 
> >won't register in the spell checker.  I suppose it
> means I should 
> >read them through.  The real tricky one is "me" for
> "the."  I 
> >suspect, if the OCR did that, it did some other
> funky stuff for  the 
> >letters th.  This is a long book.  It's Buddhism in
> Action.  Knowing 
> >I can be a slow validator, should I return it, or
> take the time to 
> >read through it.  I'm interested in the book, and
> will gladly read 
> >it cover to cover, but at over 400 pages, this
> could take me a 
> >while.  The scan is generally excellent, but there
> are lots of these 
> >little OCR quirks.
> >
> >Advice is welcome.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Lora
> >
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