[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about chapter titles

Part of the problem with recognizing chapter titles in some books is that, if you adjust your settings to get the best quality on the text, you can lose OCR quality on anything that may be substantially different in font type, contrast, or whatever.


Evan

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Hi, Kathy. Yeah, that would be nice, but I do understand that there are so many variants of fonts that that would be pretty difficult I guess, but it would still be nice. What I'm working on now is a historical fiction book and a lot of the fiction titles I've done don't have tables of contents, although some have. I'm not that lucky with this one though. <smile>

Kathy Hester wrote:
Thankfully, the books I've scanned that had chapter titles have tables of contents. They're usually written in a font that will scan, so I just went by the numbers and copied and pasted the title. However, I do realize that they're not all like that. I've just been lucky in my choices, but it does look like the OCR programs need to work on some of the font sizes and styles that are sometimes used for titles. Maybe we'd all better write to Kurzweil, Freedom Scientific, or the companies that design the particular OCR programs we use and suggest it. After all, that could be of tremendous help. Even students--maybe especially students--need to be able to read titles, in order to read assignments.

I do realize this isn't helping you, but I just thought it might be a thought worth passing along.

Kathy



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----- Original Message ----- From: "Julie & Miss Mercy" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx>
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I have a question regarding chapter titles. I just finished a book in
which some of the chapters had titles that didn't scan because of font.
Well, wouldn't you know it, I'm working on another one of the same type,
where the numbers scanned but junk scanned where there might be titles.
is this really important? My perfectionistic side screams that I need
someone else to help with this book as well, but as long as I have the
numbers, are the chapter titles really that important? I want my books
to reflect the printed copy as much as I can, but two books in a row
with the same problem...?<smile> Thanks for any feedback.
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