[bksvol-discuss] Re: tables in Bookshare books plus another question

  • From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 20:35:59 -0500

Hi Devorah,

Tables done with spaces will be somewhat "compressed" in that vertically 
nothing will align. Tabs are stripped from the files completely because DAISY 
as an XML standard doesn't understand a tab. Tables created as actual tables 
are converted to tables in DAISY.


Jake Brownell
QA Engineer, Bookshare.org

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Devorah Greenstein 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 8:04 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] tables in Bookshare books plus another question

  What is the protocol for tables?
  I've got quite a few in the book I'm validating - I'm using a library copy of 
the printed book because the scanned version is all goofed up, as I would 
expect. But what I'm doing is using tab stops and recreating a table in tabular 
form. Will this work for folks? If not, what should I be doing? 


  She says, halfway through the book and hadn't thought of asking before now!


  Also, I'm wondering what screen readers will do with this quote from an 18th 
century midwife. Can someone reassure me that it is decipherable?

  17       F   At ditoes & Mr Poores. Birth 47th a daughter. At Capt Meloys 

  Rainy. I was Calld from Mr Parkers at 2 hour morn to Mr Poores. Doct Page was 
Calld before my arival. I Extracted the Child, a dagt. He Chose to Close the 
Loin. I returnd home at 8 hour morning. Receivd 6/ as a reward. Mr Ballard & 
Ephm attend worship, Dolly & Sally aftern. Charls and John Coks supt here. I 
was calld to Capt meloys at 11 hour Evening. Raind. Birth Mr Poores daughter X 





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