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From: "Sue Bate" <>
Subject: Re Type What You See
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 22:31:13 -0000
The whole idea of Type What You See is for transcribers to do just that. If we see a space - we leave a space. If there is no space - we do not put a space in.
If there is a whole scan of John Smiths, and in the middle there is a Jonh Smith - then that's exactly what we type. If there's a full stop after St (as in St. Pancras) - then we put the full stop in our transcription. It's not for us to judge what the original writer may have meant. We just do what they did. Why is this so hard to grasp?
ps. What is a delimiter? As a transcriber, I'm wondering if it is a term which will help me with my transcribing.
We've had a discussion on transcribing dots; what about spaces, are these
significant? eg is
the same as
For some names you clearly need spaces as a delimiter between words, eg
"Newcastle T.", but when there is a dot this splits the words - is a space
needed as well.
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