[bksvol-discuss] Re: letters for numbers

And, from my past experience, fractions, whether in
cookbooks or scientific books, just come out oddly --
nothing consistent I can think of -- and footnotes
numbers -- sometimes they come out as asterisks,
sometimes haf parentheses, sometimes the number eight
when it should be three or five.

Cindy
--- "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I am not scanning cookbooks but have come up with
> the following list of 
> common letter number misstakes.
> 
> These need to be checked carefully in case context
> contradicts the list 
> below.  So z usually means 2 but may not in some
> cases.
> 
> i = 1
> z = 2
> s = 5
> ? = 7
> y = 9
> o = 0
> n = 11
> ii = 11
> 
> As you can see sometimes 11 is ii and sometimes n. 
> You have to check context.
> 
> This list is possibly incomplete.  It is sometimes
> possible to search for 
> things which tend not to occur in prose but may
> represent numbers.  A 
> global search and replace is a terrible idea.  But
> you can perhaps search 
> for and correct things like
> ioo which should be 100
> ioi 101
> iio 110
> and so on.  I just use the list above and put
> together combinations which 
> might work.
> 
> Another good thing to do is run rank spelling on
> k1000 and look at the 
> results combined with the info above and figure out
> patterns.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> E.
> 
> 
> 
> At 09:04 AM 9/6/2004, you wrote:
> 
> >While you are doing so, could you give us a list of
> some of the common
> >mistakes you are finding so that as we scan more
> cookbooks we might know
> >what those mistakes might mean? Sharon
> 
> 
> 
> 


                
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