[bksvol-discuss] Re: More on Roger's recent submission.

Hi Sue,

        I'd do a find and replace to replace all of them.  I say this
because in braille, the closing smart quote looks accurate (just like a
regular closing quote).  Trouble is that it isn't.  We just can't see that
the closing smart quote looks different from the regular closing quote in
braille.  Just thought I'd mention that even though the difference isn't
apparent in braille, it still exists.

I'm sure that you figured this out by now, but thought I ought to mention
it, for the sake of completeness.  

Mayrie

 

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Thanks, Mayrie.  I have been changing them manually as I proofread, but I
did not know they were called smart quotes.

Sue S.

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Hi Sue!

The smart quotes make the opening and closing quotes both look like
a closing quote in braille. So, if you see an open quote in braille that
looks in braille like a closing quote when you're proofreading, you probably
need to tell Word to change smart quotes to regular or straight quotes.

Mayrie


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What do smart quotes look like in Braille?  What dots?  You say A
circumflex, but I do not remember what that looks like?  The reason I ask is
that a lot of the publisher quality books seem to have trouble with
quotation marks when translated into BRF files.  They also have the problem
of sometimes interpreting the apostrophe as an open quote with a dot before
the quotation mark.

Sue S.

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Hi Roger and Everyone else,

In true OpenBook fashion, your submission of Imago has smart quotes.
Whoever takes this book to proofread will need to change the smart quotes to
regular quotes.  This problem is not apparent to anyone using only speech.
That is why I mention it.  Also, OpenBook uses these smart quotes routinely.
I don't know if Bookshare's tools have learned to deal with this problem.  I
think I remember someone saying that that is either in the works, or fixed,
but if not corrected, smart quotes read as an a circumflex in the daisy
books.  I have no idea how munched they are in the brf files, but this
change from smart quotes to regular quotes is easy to do in word.

Just thought I'd mention it.  Roger you didn't cause a problem, it's just an
issue that OpenBook has for everyone.

Mayrie


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