[bksvol-discuss] Re: double quotes appearing as single quotes

Cindy,

I'm looking at Transit right now, and the quotes, though altered, are identifiable as the beginning and ending indicators of dialog. There is an extra dot before the opening mark, and one after the closing mark. I don't know whether this is the way it should look, but it's close enough for me.

So, you say you didn't make any changes to the books? It will be interesting to find out if my scan, coming from openbook, turns out the same way.

Scott


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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>
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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
>>
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