[bksvol-discuss] Re: Eliminating soft hyphens

  • From: "Munawar Bijani" <munawarb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 07:30:29 -0500

Hi,
Apparently the soft hyphens are "hidden" as another poster had mentioned
earlier, because spellcheck does not count the broken word as an error if
both parts are on the same line. I am assuming this is also true for the
Bookshare automated dictionary. I did try replacing all dashes with nothing
as you suggested; this works well for words which should not be split.
Thanks for your response.

Munawar A. Bijani
mailto:munawarb@xxxxxxxxx

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 9:37 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Eliminating soft hyphens


They could be eliminated by a global replace with
nothing, but then some that should remain would also
be eliminated. I do it manually as I go along.

Possibly replacing a hyphen space with nothing would
eliminate them without also removing hyphens that
belong between words or compound phrases.

Cindy

--- Munawar Bijani <munawarb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello List,
> I'm back with yet another question. smile. While
> scanning a Goosebumps book
> for upload, I realized that several words are
> hyphenated so that they may
> pick up on the following line. For instance, if the
> word trembling is at the
> end of a line and it will overrun the margin, the
> word is printed as
> follows:
> trem-
> bling
> Will this degrade the scan quality (IE: will the
> automated dictionary give
> the validator a lower quality rating,) or can the
> dictionary tell if a word
> is intentionally broken up? Is there any way to
> remove these hyphens without
> doing it manually? I went through a recent book I
> submitted: "Marriage and
> Morals in Islam" and did remove the soft hyphens
> where ever I could. Do I
> have to do this for every book I submit?
> Thanks, and sorry for so many questions! :)
>
> Munawar A. Bijani
> mailto:munawarb@xxxxxxxxx
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Cindy

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