[bksvol-discuss] Re: font size

Hi Jill,

Yes, I think that is what started the discussion. Unfortunately, I personally can't look at a daisy book in the Bookshare collection to see if the font size is regulated by the Bookshare tools. Someone with some usable vision would have to do that. Then folks would know whether they need to be worrying at all. Best to check a book that someone knows never had its font regulated or altered in any way by the submitter or validator.

I don't really see the problem though. Bookshare does not require font to be all of one size or even checked in any way by the validator. So, folks who don't want to worry about it, technically don't need to bother. It's a matter of how thorough people choose to be, not how thorough they are required to be. And an extra thirty seconds of time is time I don't mind spending. That's just me.

Mayrie

  At 09:40 AM 6/2/2008, you wrote:
Mayrie, I think this whole font issue arose because some books were being returned to step 1 because the font was too small. Isn't that right? Jill
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hi Cindy,

The whole font thing, and lots more is not required. Bookshare has really very few requirements. Some of us do much more than is required because we know how awful the results can be, but are not destined to be, when only the minimum requirements are met. I'm sure you've already read the volunteer manual. It talks about what is required for both submission and validation. And that really is very little.

What you're experiencing here is the struggle between the desire of some to make books as absolutely readable as those offered to the non-print-disabled community, and those who feel that any material that can be read that wasn't available until someone did a raw scan is enough and ought to satisfy. It is really each volunteer's choice where along that spectrum to work.

Just my thoughts.  Sorry for going on.

Mayrie

At 03:38 AM 6/2/2008, you wrote:
You know, I didn't realize we had to do all of this stuff--change font
sizes and all that. I really thought all we had to do was have
accurate scans. Maybe I'm not going to spend any time doing this
anymore because, gads, if it is all required, I don't have the time.

I don't know if the last book I validated even got up cause I never
heard. Guess I should check. Anyway, since my job is proofreading 35
hours a week now, I may not have time anyway.

Or maybe the problem is just that I don't have time to read this
thread and am just issing something important?
Cindy Lou

Cindy Lou Ray. Each day is a new adventure.
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 1:07 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font size


I'm not positive that I understand your question, but I'll try.

One can change font size and type in Word, and I do for chapter titles
and places where the print book has enlarged type, e.g., for store
signs in one book I validated, or newspaper headlines in another. But
my scanner doesn't convert to the exact fonts that are in the book.
For some of the validations I've done I've had to make enlarged fonts
smaller because they don't fit on the page. I was told in the past
that some don't fit properly on people's Braille readers or whatever
they're using to read, also. I seem to remember, and hope I'm not
wrong, that a size of 36 was the largest that would fit. Of course
that would depend on the font style, because some are smaller than
others, but to be safe I don't enlarge anything more than 36.

G.Cindy

> From: NANCY M HILL <girlyscream@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font size
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008, 10:36 PM
> Is there a place where you can adjust font size?  Would you
> adjust the font
> size for any reason other to help you proof or validate the
> book if you had
> useable vision?
>
> Nancy
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Amy Goldring Tajalli
>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 1:12 AM
>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font size
>
>
>    Curtis,
>
>   K1000 scans the print of the book at the size of the
> print - which I
> cannot read most of the time. When I first learned the
> program, the Kurzweil
> tech showed me how to set the size by magnification and I
> did not even
> notice the font or font size. Magnification does not change
> anything at base
> except what the scanner sees. It does not effect the final
> size which is
> what the book is in. All the corrections show up within the
> original text in
> the places  I put them. If there is a problem, I ask that
> the
> editor/validator  double check but most of the books I have
> submitted have
> been accepted as they were without going to step 2. If I am
> really worried,
> I make a note to have something checked for me so it will
> go to step 2. If
> not, I down load it when it is in the collection and double
> check there.
> Only once have I requested that the final form was bad
> enough that I want it
> sent back for rescanning and will be doing that soon.
>
>   Amy
>   oms m
>   < br>If it be now, 'tis not to come,
>   If it be not to come, it will be now,
>   If it be not now, yet it will come.
>   The  readiness is all.
>   William Shakespeare.
>
>     -------------- Original message from Curtis Delzer
> <curtis@xxxxxxxxxx>: --------------
>
>     Fascinating, every book I've read using K1000, for
> some reason, I did
> not pay attention at all to the font or it's size. hmm!
> :) Maybe I'm getting
> ... what? forgetful? or .. what? :)
>
>     Curtis Delzer



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