[bksvol-discuss] Re: Please check something for me

Hi Jill,

        I don't think you need to preserve images, since Cindy will have a
print copy of the book to look at.  That will be all she needs.

Good luck!  These books are wonderful!  And they are terrible to scan
accurately!  Thank you for doing this one!  

        If Cindy doesn't lose her mind, I have four more of this author's
works that are formatted similarly.  

        Happy scanning.

Mayrie

 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jill O'Connell
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:27 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Please check something for me

Mary, as the scanner of Identical, would it be better if I preserved images?

I have never done this before but would be willing to read the Kurzweil 
manual to help figure out what I am doing. Thank you.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 12:21 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Please check something for me


> Hi Cindy,
>
> Setting indentations doesn't stick.  People choose within their
> daisy readers whether they want indentations at the beginning of 
> paragraphs,
> or a double line space.  All lines following a hard return are indented in
> braille.  Putting The first word of each indented line in all caps would
> work, but only if no other words are in all caps for any other reason at 
> the
> beginning of lines.
>
> I do admit that seeing the dashes might be annoying, but I don't
> know of another solution for this problem.  In braille they can easily be
> skipped over.  With speech how much punctuation is spoken can eliminate
> having to hear them, and the reader can search for them when he/she so
> chooses.
>
> Another little possible hitch.  A braille line, in many cases is
> limited to forty characters.  For this reason, I'd change my previous
> recommendation that all indented lines be preceded by dashes equal to the
> number of spaces the lines are indented.  I think this would be a good 
> idea
> if the poem has shape, as in the case of the sword that you mentioned, so
> that the shape is maintained.  However, in the books that I've looked at,
> sometimes blocks of text is offset to the right in just that blocks, or as
> single lines.  In those cases, I think the amount of indentation isn't as
> important as the fact that the indentation exists.  In such cases, I'd 
> think
> that preceding these lines as a matter of course with (perhaps) four 
> dashes
> would be sufficient.
>
> I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you are willing to take on
> this book!  I have wanted to read this author's work since I was first 
> told
> about her, but am completely unwilling to read them in any form that
> sacrifices the form of the poetry.  It's important!  I have tried many
> options for scanning and recognition myself, but discovered, sadly, that I
> can't do this work justice without the help of a sighted person.And, if,
> after you finish this one, and you aren't either ready to tear your hair
> out, or totally frustrated or discouraged, I have four other books by this
> author that I'd love to see made a part of the Bookshare collection and
> would be THRILLED to scan!
>
> I know that this book will be a LOT of intensive work!  And I, for
> one, truly appreciate your willingness to do what is necessary to preserve
> the form of the poetry!
>
> If you have any other questions, please, feel free to contact me
> either off or on the list and I'll either clarify anything I've made a 
> hash
> of in this note, or help you brainstorm other solutions that will preserve
> the poetry and maybe lessen the amount of work you have to do, while still
> preserving the poetry's form.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Mayrie
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy Rosenthal
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:33 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Please check something for me
>
> Thanks, Mayrie.
>
> I must admit that I don't understand why setting the margins doesn't work.
> Making first lines indented works, or doesn't it?
>
> I did plan to use the hard return at the end of lines and asterisks 
> between
> the verses. I was thinking of setting the margins initially, or first 
> lines
> indented at 5 and then the words that are at the left-hand margin flush
> left. Or making the word that's at the left-hand margin Bold or caps and 
> on
> a line by itself. If you think neither will work I'll use the dashes, but
> isn't that annoying, or can Braille and Daisy be set to ignore them?
>
> Cindy
>>
>> Here is what I believe will work, and the only thing that
>> probably
>> will to preserve the placing of poetry on the page where
>> the author placed
>> it.
>>
>> To indicate blank lines, place an asterisk on the blank
>> line.
>>
>> For a line that is not flush left, I'd place a dash to
>> fill up each
>> space on the line that is blank before the beginning of the
>> line.  A hard
>> return at the end of every line will preserve the end of
>> the line.  I would
>> use a dash for this and not an asterisk because an asterisk
>> in braille takes
>> up two spaces and that would throw off the simetry of the
>> poem.  I suggest
>> dashes because we know they translate properly to both
>> daisy and brf files.
>>
>> I'm positive that my suggestion will work to preserve
>> the placement of text
>> on the page.
>>
>>  Mayrie
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>> Cindy Rosenthal
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:42 PM
>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Please check something for me
>>
>> Dear Booksharians (thanks, Lissi).
>>
>> Would someone PUhLEESE download Alphabestiary by Jane Yolen
>> for me and look
>> at the poem Ant Song and tell me where it is on the page? I
>> didn't know,
>> then, that line spaces were deleted, so all the verses of
>> all the poems are
>> no doubt run together, but I need to know if my resetting
>> margins so that
>> some poems are flush left and others, like Ant Song, are
>> placed in the
>> middle of the page.
>>
>> In a while I'll be validating Identical. I've
>> looked at the book, though I
>> won't be able to get to it until I do a couple of
>> others (Jill, there's no
>> hurry), and I have several ideas what to do, but one of
>> them involves
>> changing the margins for parts.
>>
>> Cindy
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