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Re: VMs: Re: Comparison Pages

At 01:02 AM 3/8/03 +0000, you wrote:

Transcribers get little thanks, but those who don't do it for
themselves ought not to criticise any particular transcription

Philip Neal

I am not attempting my own transcription. I used the transcription from: http://www.voynich.com/pages/index.htm [All Pages], repeated each line
in EVA Hand 1 and put a jpeg of the actual line from the scans under it.
It's simply a tool that I feel I need to help me evaluate the document. I
never meant to criticize anyones work and I really don't think I did. Someone
said that I had run words together and I pointed out that they were run together
in the transcription.

As an example of why I did the comparison pages, consider the word "ad." My
word count says it was used one time. When I searched it out, (f73r.S2.3;H),
I found that it was the last part of the word "ot*ad." I like things all together
rather than having to bounce all over my hard drive looking for them. It would be
ideal if I could mouse over each word in a line and the frequency would display,
but I don't know how to do that!

Transcribers deserve, and have, all the thanks I can throw their way. They are
the hero's of this endeavor and even if their work is supplanted later with new knowledge,
that doesn't lessen their contribution one iota!!! I don't intend to reinvent the wheel
and if someone has already done what I am doing and they are sharing it, please
tell me where to get it and I'll put my effort into something else.


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