Many thanks for your insights and kind words!
All the best,
Frederick Paul Walter
Albuquerque, New Mexico
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tad Davis" <taddavis~at~me.com>
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>
Cc: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: Jules Verne E-Book Editions -- Nook
> I've seen numerous ebooks, for both Kindle and Nook (at least in their
> iPhone incarnations), riddled with OCR errors. This has been true even
> when the books were recently published (and paid for) titles from big-name
> In one case, virtually every time a capital O appeared, it was printed as
> facing parentheses. Capital Ds were printed as a capital I followed by a
> right parenthesis.
> My biggest gripe about ebooks, however, and one that doesn't really apply
> to Verne, is the execrable formatting used for poetry. I realize the
> iPhone screen is small enough to make this challenging, but there are two
> simple rules that could be followed (and usually aren't): 1. Left-justify
> the line. Don't indent it like a block quote in HTML. There's little
> enough space as it is. 2. Use HANGING INDENTS if the line runs over.
> Oh, and if you're representing something printed with different languages
> on facing pages, as with many editions of Dante, the correct way to do
> this is NOT to print one page of Italian followed by one page of English.
> I should note, however, that Rick Walter's excellent Verne omnibus, as
> well as William Butcher's outstanding OUP titles, happily reside on my
> iPhone. Unlike their printed and well-thumbed counterparts, these are none
> the worse for their considerable wear.
> Tad Davis
Received on Mon 23 May 2011 - 23:02:29 IDT