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Re: Electronic version of theosophical books

Dec 30, 2010 00:03 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev

--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:

> The post processing - ocring and desqewing and removing any blotches
> in the background will take about an hour of time.

It's not exactly so. OCR makes recognition errors, especially in texts full of special terms, like theosophical ones, because the software often is vocabulary-based. It works pretty well with newspaper articles but in special texts sometimes causes weirdest errors.
So all scanned texts should undergo a toilsome process of proof-reading.

Though there's another option: scan in graphic format, like djvu, as the cheap disk space and high transmission speed reached today enable to do so.

Also we shouldn't forget about the reverse process: after making the digital copy of a rare book, it would be desirable to make hard copies and keep in the lodge libraries. It is needed not only for convenience of aged people but also as a safeguard agaist any catastrophes with the computers.

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