Talk:Lifeline Volume 5

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Proof reading as proposed on the forum

Hi! This is page 7 fresh from OCR and first proofreading.

  • To make checking easy, linefeed are kept in this state.
  • Please tell me if it' useful. Thanks! -- 21:37, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Meaning, linefeeds are kept in the "edit" form ; and some are still needed for rendering.
  • Also, do distributed proofreaders recommand keeping hyphenation or not (it's as we prefer here) --Methodood 21:47, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Since we now have scanned pages uploaded (and I will shortly upload scanned pages for other LifeLines), I personally think we might as well just make the text version as readable as possible (and thus remove the hyphenation of "form- ing" and just use "forming"). The text version is primarily meant to be easy to search, after all -- if someone wants to get the truly authentic text they can always view the screenshot. For this reason I also feel inclined to repeal the "don't correct any mistakes that were present in the original Lifelines" clause, but I'm of course open to discussion on that point. Nathaniel 22:29, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
The hyphenation rules are clear : remove, it's better.
For the original mistakes, they're coming from the fact that the Remington company offered no erase key. A summary might be properly kept in the talk page, and the spelling corrected on the main. This is not to say that Mr Wainwright did bad job, but to improve the readability of our pages here.
Corrections for pages 5, 6, 7 :
It's twelve states are shown in the acconpianing illustration - seperated - analagous - In otherwords - With regard to'other'--Methodood 06:21, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Transcription without OCR

Optical character recognition is far more erroneous than human transcription. For example, the OCR of Page 7 features the word '0ther' instead of 'Other'. (You would think that the scanner would use preceding and following characters to detemine whether the character is an O or a 0. Apparently not.)

That's why I transcribed Page 3 manually, although I would prefer to transcribe it from an A4 printout, rather than from the computer screen. --Calcyman 08:06, 21 January 2010 (UTC)