[bksvol-discuss] Re: question

Hi all,

Sounds like those numbers are in computer braille or Nemeth, just like they're 
supposed to be.  I'd have to see the braille to know.  It's dificult when you 
hear it.

Ann P.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 09:14:00PM -0700, Jill O'Connell wrote:
> The following example from Rival Crock-Pot Recipes is really what I'm  
> concerned about; I have a feeling this must be a braille translation 
> thing and wonder how it could be prevented.
> #1&frac#12(dots 5-6 I think)pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
> &frac#12(dots 5-6?)cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
> &frac#12(dots 5-6teaspoon salt.
> Do you suppose this is 1-1/2 pounds chicken, one half cup plus 2 
> tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt? I put in the number sign to 
> reproduce it in braille.  I put the braille dots in parentheses; they 
> might be 2-3, I'm really not sure. Since this isn't the only Bookshare 
> recipe book I have seen like this, I am concerned about what could or 
> should have been done; it isn't just scanning errors that concern me and 
> hopefully this isn't even happening anymore. If others are concerned 
> about this  problem, please download this book to see what I'm talking 
> about. Jill I'll be sure to look at your book, Mike.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike and Lori Castner" 
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> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:05 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question
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>
>> When I did the Kingsford outdoor cooking books, there was a note that 
>> all of
>> the fractions had been checkedd for accuracy.  When reading the book I had
>> no difficulty in reading those fractions, such as 1/2 cup, etc.  It would
>> take a sighted person to look at the book and the computer screen to be 
>> sure
>> that everything matched.  You might want to look for Kingsford in the  
>> index,
>> just to see how it came out.
>> Mike
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jill O'Connell" 
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>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:31 AM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question
>>
>>
>>> I have never been involved in a recipe book but I am aware that most of
>>> them on Bookshare are a mess; however, a few seem to have solved the
>>> problems of dealing with fractions. I am a braille reader where I think
>>> this is especially important. Could someone give directions as to how 
>>> these
>>> fractions must be changed to accommodate the braille reader. Jill
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike and Lori Castner" 
>>> <mandlcastner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:13 AM
>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi Gergina,
>>>> It will help if you include in comments a note that says all 
>>>> fractions in
>>>> the recipes have been checked.
>>>> Mike
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina" <culmer@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 7:34 AM
>>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Gail-- Before submitting the book I will have Tarran look at 
>>>>> the recipes to
>>>>> make
>>>>> sure that they are correct, and I'll put a hold on the book for you.
>>>>> --Georgina
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm not a pessimist just an optimist for the worst
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" 
>>>>> <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:20 AM
>>>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Gail,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You need to be able to see to proofread these books.  There are
>>>>>> recipes whose fractions need to be varified against the print copy of
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> book.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sorry to disappoint.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mayrie
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:03 AM
>>>>>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Georgina if you submit the book I want to proof it.
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