Scott, I hope you're wrong about how they come out in BRF format, because I've done at least 4 books that way that I can think of--no, five or six that I remember. Do you read in Braille? If so, download the most recent ones like that I validated, Blood Royal and/or Transit of Venus (Did you scan and submit that one? I can't remember) and see how they came out. If they don't read properly, then we need to know that, and also need to know from the officials what to do. A global change would make apostrophes also double quotes. Cindy R --- Scott Blanks <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Cindy, > > Yep, English author. And published within the past > 15 years. I would have no > problem leaving things as they are, but I don't > believe it will come out > well in the Braille format. I'm hoping someone can > comment on this concern. > > I've converted what I've scanned into the rtf > format, and the quotes are > still appearing as single quotes or apostrophes. > > Scott > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 12:01 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: double quotes > appearing as single quotes > > > > Scott, > > > > Is this a book written by an English as opposed to > an > > American author? The English do it that way. They > > also, I've seen in books I've validated, omit the > > period we put after titles like Mr., and put > > punctuation marks outside quotation marks instead > of > > inside, as we do. Some of that may depend on when > the > > book was published, but I'm not sure. > > > > To find out more about the differences, as well as > an > > interesting take on grammar and punctuation, I > > recommend Eats Shoots and Leaves, which is in the > > collection. It's an amusing book. > > > > Which reminds me, spelling differs, too, z being > used > > in words like amusing instead of s. > > > > When I validate a book like that, I don't change > > anything but I do put in the long synopsis that > the > > book used English rather than American spelling > and > > punctuation. > > > > Grandma Cindy > > > > > > --- Scott Blanks <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > >> Hello all, > >> > >> I'm using Openbook to scan a novel. Where dialog > >> appears in the book, > >> Openbook is identifying what should be double > quotes > >> at the beginning and > >> end of spoken passages as single quotes. I'm > >> concerned that all of these > >> single quotes will have to be converted to the > >> proper quotation marks. Am I > >> correct in this assumption, and if so, is there > an > >> easy way to do this? Or > >> another thought ... is there a scanning setting I > >> can adjust within Openbook > >> so the inaccurate marks will be seen properly? > >> > >> Thanks, > >> Scott > >> > >> > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> put 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. > >> > >> > > > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do You Yahoo!? > > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam > protection around > > http://mail.yahoo.com > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put 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. > > > > > > > > -- > > No virus found in this incoming message. > > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > > Version: 7.1.407 / Virus Database: 268.12.11/460 - > Release Date: 10/1/2006 > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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.