Is it a scanno or what does [sic] mean? I see it in books from time to time and wondered what it was. It doesn't fit in the text and if it is intentionally there why. Shelley L. Rhodes, VRT and Ludden Black Labrador Guide DogThe ultimate sense of security will be when we come to recognize that we are all part of one human race. Our primary allegiance is to the human race and not to one particular color or border. -Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1942)
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To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 11:45 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Bracketed Letters
Stepping in on this one:Debby is correct. We defer to the author. As Bookshare our role is to retain the original work of the author. We have some discretion in making changes to layout that preserve intelligibility or navigability. For example, when we add a statement in square brackets that a page is blank or had an illustration.As someone commented earlier the author is also grammatically correct here in the situation Lori cites. The author is following the same rule we are - respecting the text as written in the original by indicating with square brackets that the quotation is plucked from mid-sentence and thus what is now the first word was not originally capitalized.Scott Rains Benetech Fellow, Bookshare Volunteer Department ________________________________________From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson [the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx]Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:31 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Bracketed Letters Hi everyone! Any bracketed text I find in a book I leave it there, since I reason that the author intended it for some reason. Debby At 01:50 PM 6/26/2010, siss52 wroteHi Lori, If I were doing the book I would delete the brackets because those words do not have brackets in them in the Bible. Since it is quoting the Bible, that would seem appropriate. Just my opinion though. Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Lori Castner To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 1:45 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question about Bracketed Letters Hi, Everyone, In a book I am proofreading, there are some quotations from the Bible. All of the quotations begin and end with a quotation mark. In a few of these quotations, the first letter is surrounded with brackets; the letter is the first letter of a word, i.e. "[C]ast your cares upon Him." I don't really understand why the letter is bracketed; for braille reading sake should I remove the brackets? Or since they are truly part of the book, should I leave them in place? Thanks. Lori C. ---------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.830 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2964 - Release Date: 06/26/10 01:35:00-- mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> --Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreamingabout nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind.--Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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