[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Books with Playing Card Pictures

Hi, Lora,

Your request sent me back to the 10 pages of card game
books in my library's online catalog, and the only
ones that weren't illustrated were one that was 1971
and a couple that were even older. So I guess
illustrations are "in." I wonder if television has
anything to do with the modern desire to illustrate
everything. smile

I also wonder exactly what "illustrated" means. From
what you said, I gather your book has
full-colorpicture of the cards. The bridge column in
the paper shows the hands with the suit symbol only
and the card number and letters.

I read Monica's post about reading with screen
readers.   
Depending on the illustration you're going to
describe, maybe rather than write out each card, like
Ace of Clubs, you could do as in the paper, e.g.,
Diamonds: K,9,7,4,2  (to describe one suit in today[s
paper that West is holding.

If I can be of help, let me know. It may be that the
illustrations aren't really necessary because they
illustrate rather than clarify, if you know what I
mean. In some books that I've validated the
illustrations move the story along by showing things
that aren't told in the text, but in others they
simply illustrate what the text says.

Cindy R

--- Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Cindy,
> 
> One thing that would be wonderfully helpful is if
> you can find a way to let
> me know if a book I'm considering has card pictures,
> or just text names for
> the cards.  Then I can better choose books to buy
> and scan.
> 
> For instance, I bought a recently published book on
> bridge, copyright 2001,
> I think, and every hand contained a picture, to show
> which cards North,
> South, East and West held.  These pictures are
> essential to the text,
> because you work with the information in the
> pictures to devise strategies
> and such.
> 
> If I gave you a short list of books, would you be
> able to try to tell me
> which were picture-based, and which were text?
> 
> What books did you find in your library that were
> text-based?
> 
> Thanks for everything.
> 
> Lora
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Books with
> Playing Card Pictures
> 
> That's interesting. My Hoyle book on games,
> admittedly very old, is all text
> except for one picture of a backgammon board. I
> bought one for my
> card-playing daughters a couple of years ago but I
> didn't look at it that
> thoroughly.
> 
> I wouldn't think that illustrations are necessary,
> if the instructions are
> clear. I checked my library catalog, and while I see
> that several of the
> books do have illustrations, at least one does not.
> 
> Just my opinion. I prefer getting my information and
> instruction from
> reading clear text than from looking at pictures. 
> 
> Cindy R
>   Most books on card
> > games use pictures for the
> > cards.  
> 
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