[bksvol-discuss] Re: Questions about brackets, Braille translation, and multiple spaces between words

  • From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 19:37:19 -0600


The action should be consistent throughout. The only possible exception being 
as I noted the header/stripper process.

Again, this is based on what I and others on the list have observed, and 
someone may find something different somewhere. If so let us know and we'll 
check it out. BTW some people invariably confuse spaces for blank lines for 
some unknown reason, so that may have been what they were talking about.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Maria Kristic 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 7:13 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Questions about brackets, Braille translation, 
and multiple spaces between words

  Thanks for this, Jake. That's what I thought, and same goes with the tabs as 
well (I did a Find/Replace on them with a single space before uploading the 
book), and I also remove headers/footers (leaving page numbers intact), so that 
I don't have to worry about what the stripper will do with them. However, I'm 
still wondering whether this stripping of multiple, consecutive spaces in to 
one happens only on the headers/footers or throughout the entire book? The 
original point which brought up my question was that someone had mentioned a 
book on the site with multiple spaces between words. I thought, as you 
confirmed, however, that all multiple spaces were converted to one, so this 
confused me because I thought that, given the conversion process as you 
describe it below, such a thing was impossible. Therefore, I'm asking whether 
the space reduction happens only in specific places in the book, or throughout 
the entire file? If the latter (i.e., the entire file), did this conversion 
behavior begin happening only recently, so that a book processed before it took 
effect could possibly still have multiple spaces within it? I hope this doesn't 
sound too confusing, <smile>, and thanks for the info/assistance.

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  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jake Brownell
  Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 2:19 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Questions about brackets, Braille translation, 
and multiple spaces between words


  Pratik et al,


  According to previous discussions on this list. 


  BookShare tools DO, I repeat DO reduce multiple spaces to a single space. I 
believe it's a biproduct of the XML conversion, just as the removal of tabs, no 
one thought to specially code them into place.


  Multiple spaces reduce to a single space

  Tabs are removed and replaced with nothing.


  In the case of the latter you may be wise to run a find/replace with tab to 
space before upload.


  With the former, I'm not sure if the extra spaces are reduced before or after 
the stripper so it may or it may not matter that there are different numbers of 
spaces in the header/footer.




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