[bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:58:48 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks. I'll stick to Times  New Roman then and the magnification. I've 
concluded that if there is no space between words and there should be, and if 
the space after the lower case m is or isn't there and it should be it will 
showup when I do the spell check. I always spell check after reading, and also 
do a pagination check. I seem to get so involved in my reading that I sometimes 
for get to put the page number or put it twice. smile Thanks for that info 
about the fonts.

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> From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:06 PM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question
>Tahoma and Arial are fairly similar.  The problem is some characters look 
>identical, so there could be a scanno when you don't know it. If the only 
>reason you struggle with TNR is spaces, you could substitute a single space 
>with two or three and then swtch it back before submitting and checking in. 
> Or, if you combine listening, work with what is easiest on your eyes.  We all 
>learn to work within our limitations.  Smile.
> Valerie
>From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
>>To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Fri, March 16, 2012 12:15:40 AM
>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question
>>Oh. Now yo're saying Arial isn't god for sighted proofers? Maybe I'll Tahoma. 
>>Or I'll stick to 200% magnificatikon of Times New Roman. One reaso is because 
>>it's so hard to see spaces between words 
>>when it's normal. 
>>Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary! 
>>> From: Judy s. <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:13 PM
>>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question
>>>Hi Jackie, (and Kim! smile)
>>>Unfortunately, the bookshare tools strip all of the color
      attributes and types of fonts when they convert the books. The
      only thing that is preserved is font sizes, italics and bold. So
      it doesn't help the printed disabled readers to use colored fonts
      and a variety of different types of fonts within a book. Those get
>>>I heartily agree with Valerie that the Ariel font isn't the best
      choice to have when you submit a scanned book for proofreading. 
      Valerie prefers Times New Roman, which is a good font for
      distinguishing between zeros and the capital letter "O" as well as
      ones and the lower case letter "l" when you're sighted.  Another
      font for sighted readers that makes it easy to tell differences
      between those same things is the font called Tahoma.  I don't
      think it's a good a font for someone who is dyslexic, however,
      from what Valerie has said.  For me Tahoma is actually easier to
      read than is Times New Roman. That's because I sometimes get
      blurred close-up vision from ocular migraines, and the Times New
      Roman smears together more than does the Tahoma.
>>>Judy s.
>>>On 3/15/2012 6:42 PM, Ixchel, Jackie wrote: 
>>>Hi Kim,
One thing I would like to add to this is that if a book is told in
multiple points of view and they have different fonts you might not
want to change them or their color. I encountered this with the book
Legend and it was helpful (for the print reader which I'm not) to have
that because sometimes the point of view wasn't clear right away.
Jackie On 3/15/12, Kim Loftis <kll2277@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
>>>>Very helpful to know, Valerie!  I'll make a mental note to always make sure
my scanned texts end up in TNR, as well as changing those books I proofread
to said font. Warmest,
Kim From: Valerie Maples
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:21 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question 
Not Mayrie, but either is acceptable, especially if one is preferred in a
partnership.  As a dyslexic, and sighted person, however, I have to say
Times New Roman is easier and I am less likely to miss an OCR error
confusing the number one, the lower case l and the upper case I, so I switch
to TNR when starting to proofread. Valerie From: Regina Alvarado 
<regina.alvarado6@xxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thu, March 
15, 2012 5:46:23 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question Mary: Since I 
still have my nose out of my hole, are we now required to put the
books in Times New Roman? Easy enoughto do, but when Lessie spent oh so much
time and patience on me we used Arial.  I have not gotten a book back yet
with Arial, but perhaps this is a new rule it has to be Times New Roman? Reggie 
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae Sent: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:10 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: 
[bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question Hi Kim If you are detail oriented, you'll 
adore proofreading! It's great to have you with us! Mayrie 
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Loftis Sent: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:46 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: 
[bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question Hi Mayrie, Many thanks!  Both for the 
confirmation and the words of encouragement.
LOL  I'm a very thorough, detail-oriented person by nature, so wanted to
double-check.  *smile*  I appreciate the help and support very much! Warmest, 
Kim From: Mayrie ReNae Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:41 PM To: 
bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font Question HI 
Kim, Absolutely!  You can and should change font and standardize it, then bold
and enlarge where necessary!  You've got the process well in hand! Happy 
proofreading! Mayrie 
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Loftis Sent: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:24 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: 
[bksvol-discuss] font Question Hi All, Well, I'm just about to begin proofing 
my first Bookshare book!  *gulps*
Before I did it, I wanted to familiarize myself with the steps, and, as much
as possible, get comfortable with them.  I know practice and the routine of
doing them over and over for books will make it easier.  Hahaha.  Hopefully
after successfully completing this one, I won't feel so daunted.  *sheepish
grin* My question is about the font.  This particular book has a font that my
Word 2003 doesn't have installed, so it said it would show me the closest
font available.  I understand that Times New Roman is an easy font to read,
and know from the documentation that it's a recommended font.  I already
know that I can't change text.  But is it okay to change the type of font.
In other words, could I select the entire content of the rtf, change it to
times new roman 12 point, and then change the size of particular chapter
titles, book title, etc, as required? Any info is very much appreciated! Thanks 
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