You're right that I do use Fine Reader, but I've never seen an asterisk in any of my scans. I have, however, seen them in files I've validated, and they didn't seem to be where text was missing or garbled. SOmetimes in the same files and sometimes in other files sujbmitters places asterisks to indicate that something was missing,. They said I could just do a Find to find out, but I always read, so it didn't matter. Ihave seen asterisks where footnotes numbers were supposed to be, too. Cindy --- Gerald Hovas <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Cindy, > > The OCR software could also be responsible for > placing asterisks in the scan > if the book scanned is in the same condition as the > one you found at the > library. > > OpenBook has a field for specifying a default > character for characters that > can not be identified by the OCR software. The > default for this field is > the asterisk. Since this isn't actually an OpenBook > feature, but an OCR > software setting that OpenBook is allowing the user > to set, I would imagine > that it would apply to just about any book submitted > since K-1000 and > OpenBook use the same, or nearly all of the same, > OCR software packages, and > those are the same packages which volunteers not > using specialized software > would be using. For example, both OpenBook and > K-1000 allow for using > FineReader for recognizing text, but this is also > what many sighted > volunteers might be using since it's available for > purchase on its own. > It's the one which Carrie uses at the Bookshare > office, and I believe you've > mentioned that it's the one you use as well. If you > dug through your > settings for FineReader, you'd probably find a > setting like I'm describing. > > HTH > > Gerald > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On > Behalf Of Cindy > Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 6:43 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: for braille readers > > > Jill, > > Ipicked up the book this afternoon. It's an old > paperback with small print on somewhat yellowed > paper, > so it's possible that the asterisk is for some words > that the validator couldn't decipher. > > BUT--I haven't read ait yeat, but I hve thunbed it, > and I found several places where parts of poems are > quoted. I haven't read all my mail, but I have read > the "for Braille readers" posts, and the fact that > you > mentioned that at least one of the symbols seems to > be > between two sets of quotation marks leads me to > believe that they may be caused by the quoted poem > parts, especially because in one case the quotation > ends with a single quote mark followed by a double > quote mark. > > In the edition I have, the first poem is on page 48, > in section four of Chaapter 2. > > Let me know where the marks show up in your braille > copy. If you can give me the chapter and section,m > and > then maybe a line or two before, I'll be able to > find > it in my copy. In case by some chance they're the > same--and I doubt it because I saw another slightly > larger and better copy in the bookstore after I took > this one out--my copy is Warner Books > edition,copyright 1975 by P. D. James but re-issued > by > Warner Books in 1987. > > Cindy > > __________________________________________________ > 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. > > 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.