[bksvol-discuss] Re: books.google.com

  • From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 09:57:51 -0800

Hi, Deborah, that makes sense to me because I've read uncontracted French
Braille and know a C cedilla from an E accent aigu. Regards, Kim. 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Deborah Murray
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 9:52 AM
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Hi Kim,

A fada is the accent mark used in Irish to mark the long vowels. It looks
like the French acute--a diagonal slash above the vowel that runs from lower
left to upper right.
 
Deborah

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 12:27 PM
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Pardon me, but what is a fada? Regards, Kim. 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Deborah Murray
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 8:13 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: books.google.com

Unfortunately, many of the scans on books.google.com have errors. 
I discovered this while scanning the series of Irish mysteries I'm currently
working on.
Many of the Irish words and names have a fada, which looks like the French
acute 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



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 1:11 AM
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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 it
had 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


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