[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanno question

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  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 19:38:14 -0800

A lot of times I get a T instead of “I (US) or ‘I (UK).


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My guess is that it has something to do with some subtle shape of the letters
in print. I have scanned books in which it doesn't happen at all and others in
which the entire book is plagued with it. As a matter of fact, I have noticed
that each book is especially prone to some particular scanno. In one book the
letters com scan as corn. In another book the apostrophes scan missing and in
another book any apostrophe following a T turns them both into an f. Even
though most books use the same font I think this behavior must be due to some
small and subtle difference from one book to another.

On 11/4/2015 3:32 PM, Judy s. wrote:

I've run into a couple books recently when proofreading that have the following
scanno: the word hi in lower case instead of the correct word in. It occurs
throughout the entire book.

You guys who scan, what causes this? Is it a characteristic of any particular
OCRing setting or program?

It's more of a curiosity question than anything else, mostly because it's
cropped up a couple of times now. It's a scanno a proofreader finds only if
they are carefully reading the book word for word, because it of course doesn't
show up on a spell check.


Judy s.
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