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VMs: Re: Numbered transcription
is this page something like what you had in mind?
Ouch - my version of Acrobat Reader (3.0) throws up an error on this page:
There was an error processing a page. A font contains a bad CMap
[ OK ]
I guess I should probably upgrade to 5.0... oh, the agonies of continual
All the same, I could (briefly) see the first line, and, yes, that's
exactly what I had in mind. :-)
Also: I should say that was more thinking more in terms of HTML
(specifically DHTML) than pdf's. It should be easy to devise a way for
for a given lump of text. Using two CSS styles (one for text, one for
numbering) would also be a sensible use of modern HTML. :-)
But for what you're trying to do, I think it would make an *awful* lot of
sense to use XML, as John Grove suggested last summer.
For the uninitiated, an XML version of a VMS transcription might well look
something like this:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='windows-1252' standalone='yes'?>
<page name='f0r' hand='A' section='astro'>
What you would see in your browser (or XML editor) would be a structured &
fontified view of that, with perhaps line/word numbers added to it, etc.
Sure, compared to the existing set of transcriptions XML is "flabby" - but
for what you're trying to do - a more broadly collaborative glyph-based
transcription exercise - I think there would be quite a few benefits.
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....