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VMs: New VMS pdf
Once again obsession is trumping my responsibility...
I'm hoping to recompile a pdf of the complete MS if there is interest
and it is not breaking any laws.
What I hope to do is create a digital equivalent to the physical
manuscript. Here are some of the features I would love to include:
- The quires can be grouped as they exist, yet I would love the ability
for someone to easily rearrange the folios and quires to experiment. -
Alignment (where possible) of recto and verso sides so a print out would
register as in the physical MS.
- Recreation of the foldouts which could also be printed or viewed as
- Imbedded page data (i.e.., Takahashi transcription, word counts,
distribution analysis, etc.).
- Ability for any user to insert notes and comments which can be
exchanged between researchers.
- It may not be the most scientific approach but I do believe with the
features on Acrobat 6 and some simple programming, it is possible to do
OCR compiling from the pdf. One possible use of this could be to create
a font breakdown (i.e., stroke based or an alternate letter definition)
and run an analysis on the text. If there is any use for this, let me know.
- Anything else anyone can think of...
My hope is to create a "physical" reference with as much of the compiled
knowledge already in existence. I have a scaled, printed and bound
version of the previous pdf and I believe there is something intangibly
advantageous to holding and flipping through a reproduction of the MS
which one cannot get from piecemeal analysis of digital images alone.
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