Deborah, I don't know what software you are using, but do you have the option of recognizing Irish? If so, does it help any with the fada? I set my K1000 to recognize Irish and Gaelic whenever I'm scanning any books Irish or Scottish related, and it seems to help quite a bit with the accents that I know about. I've never heard of the fada until your message; and I don't proofread the Irish and Scottish books I've scanned. I do those for Lissi. I will ask her about this. But if you have the capability to set your OCR for these languages, it may improve recognition.
You sound as though you already know about this, but just in case.... Evan----- Original Message ----- From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
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Unfortunately, many of the scans on books.google.com have errors.I discovered this while scanning the series of Irish mysteries I'm currentlyworking on. Many of the Irish words and names have a fada, which looks like the Frenchacute accent mark. These are often misrecognized. For example, a letter "a"with the fada will be recognized as a letter "d". I have found these same errors in the books on books.google.com. When I get sighted help or use my cctv I find that the word in question has an accented letter. I have found that I often get better results by doing a general search on google for the word or phrase in question. Deborah -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 1:11 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] books.google.com Hi everyone!I appreciate learning about books.google.com on this list a few months ago,because it came in handy tonight and I was able to find the information I was looking for. I am proofreading "The Sands of Time" by Sidney Shelton. In chapter one,page 1, there was a name that was recognized as Jaime Mir6, which is really Jaime Miro according to the information on Google Books. I was thinking ithad an acute accent on the o because of the 6, which I have come across while scanning, but, I guess I'll stick with the plain o as Google shows. Debby -- mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> --Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind.--Ecclesiastes6:9 NLT To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list ofavailable commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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