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Humor Benson, E.F.: Mapp and Lucia Omnibus. v6. 25 Nov 2012
#11  HarryT 02-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Sounds a bit clueless to me. I'd just avoid this guy's crummy books if I were you!
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#12  Carl32 02-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Quote HarryT
Sounds a bit clueless to me. I'd just avoid this guy's crummy books if I were you!
Wooops!!!

May the Foot-in-Mouth gods strike me down...I meant no offense nor did I even notice the name of the contributor of either of the errant E-Books in question, very sorry. We should be grateful for the contributions of hard-working lads such as you and thankful for whatever we get. Inch marks and smart quotes be da*ned, I'll never mention it again.

Pax
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#13  Rajmahid 02-11-2011, 06:53 PM
For anyone who cares, I've attached ePub and Mobi versions of this luscious compilation -- so beautifully formatted by HarryT -- after (finally!!) manually correcting the "smartened punctuation" problem which, due to stray and inconsistent quotes throughout the books, ended up as "backward quotes" at the beginning of sentences when run through Calibre -- as I pointed out in my original post regarding this issue.

Some of the 93 sections (minus a few for TOC & titles) were worse than others; many times I had to stop my search & replace dead in its tracks when knocking against the formatting glitches that led to this issue. The most challenging was "Mapp and Lucia" (Book Four) due to the original use of a single quotation mark (') instead of the usual double quotes (") because of its use as apostrophes, entailing tedious scrutiny of every place that required a smartquote. I also tweaked some very minor formatting glitches...nothing very egregious, but what the heck? I was already wading through thousands of quotation marks

Is it a perfect fix? I'm sure a few stray "backward" quotes will be found, easily fixable with my savior, Sigil. Should I run into any myself when rereading the books, I'll note them and make all the necessary corrections in a subsequent upload.

In the meantime, for those who are as picky & compulsive as I am, I hope I contributed -- if somewhat slightly -- to your enhanced enjoyment of these wonderful and delightful books in the Omnibus. E. F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia creations deserve a much much wider audience!
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#14  Carl32 02-13-2011, 08:10 PM
I can only imagine how tediously you worked to iron out the "quote bugs" in this terrific series, thank you!! Also for making it available in mobi format for us Kindle folks

Of course, none of this would be possible without the great of Harryt in putting them all together for us.

Regards,
Carl

Quote Rajmahid
For anyone who cares, I've attached ePub and Mobi versions of this luscious compilation -- so beautifully formatted by HarryT -- after (finally!!) manually correcting the "smartened punctuation" problem which, due to stray and inconsistent quotes throughout the books, ended up as "backward quotes" at the beginning of sentences when run through Calibre -- as I pointed out in my original post regarding this issue.

Some of the 93 sections (minus a few for TOC & titles) were worse than others; many times I had to stop my search & replace dead in its tracks when knocking against the formatting glitches that led to this issue. The most challenging was "Mapp and Lucia" (Book Four) due to the original use of a single quotation mark (') instead of the usual double quotes (") because of its use as apostrophes, entailing tedious scrutiny of every place that required a smartquote. I also tweaked some very minor formatting glitches...nothing very egregious, but what the heck? I was already wading through thousands of quotation marks

Is it a perfect fix? I'm sure a few stray "backward" quotes will be found, easily fixable with my savior, Sigil. Should I run into any myself when rereading the books, I'll note them and make all the necessary corrections in a subsequent upload.

In the meantime, for those who are as picky & compulsive as I am, I hope I contributed -- if somewhat slightly -- to your enhanced enjoyment of these wonderful and delightful books in the Omnibus. E. F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia creations deserve a much much wider audience!
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#15  HarryT 02-14-2011, 04:30 AM
These books aren't yet proof-read; they're on my "to do" list.
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#16  Rajmahid 02-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Quote HarryT
These books aren't yet proof-read; they're on my "to do" list.
I'm anxious to have you finish proofreading my fixes and anticipate your comments. I've already found a few errant quotes I missed...but you'll probably find them all after a more careful reading.
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#17  Rajmahid 02-14-2011, 09:21 PM
sorry for the inadvertent double post--
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#18  Billi 02-15-2011, 03:31 AM
Quote HarryT
These books aren't yet proof-read; they're on my "to do" list.

I might be wrong, of course, but I don't think that the problem with the smart punctuation conversion in Calibre has much to do with it (You know best yourself if the Chronicles of Barsetshire need another round of proofreading or not).


How/when/where do you define the indents, the blank characters at the beginning of a paragraph?
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#19  HarryT 02-15-2011, 04:02 AM
Quote Billi
How/when/where do you define the indents, the blank characters at the beginning of a paragraph?
All my books are created with BookDesigner, which uses 4 non-breaking spaces as an indent. This could easily be replaced by a "real" indent, if desired. The spaces work for me, so I haven't bothered.
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#20  amward 02-15-2011, 04:17 AM
I'm just grateful to have Mapp and Lucia at all. The MR version (epub) is heaps better for me than the Gutenberg one, and I'm pretty picky. Even has pictures! And all in one book.
BTW have just bought the first series of the 80's BBC tv show, just great!
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