Archives for: March 2012

29/03/12

Permalink 04:49:27 pm, by mholmes, 58 words, 126 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

Re-worked cover

The bookstore is using lighter paper than we're used to, so my calculations for the spine width were off. I'd also omitted one of the editors from the cover, so a rework was necessary anyway. Got that done, and sent off the new PDF of the cover, and a new PDF for the document, incorporating Rudling's last-minute changes.

Permalink 08:58:12 am, by mholmes, 7 words, 113 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Entered some corrections for Rudling article

... at the author's request, approved by JT.

27/03/12

Permalink 02:03:35 pm, by mholmes, 18 words, 184 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Volume 20 contents published on site

All page numbers entered and proofing attribute removed at JT's request. Vol 19 remains unpublished for a few months.

26/03/12

Permalink 10:06:43 am, by mholmes, 7 words, 128 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Entered keywords from JT

List of keywords for all articles entered.

Permalink 09:26:13 am, by mholmes, 24 words, 63 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 75

Corrections to ellipsis punctuation and other issues

More proofing corrections from JT. In the process, found another misplaced footnote tag. Also added superscript handling to XHTML rendering (it was oddly missing).

23/03/12

Permalink 09:18:58 am, by mholmes, 24 words, 58 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Corrections to Iglesias

Received and entered corrections from the author; found many other issues which I corrected and reported to JT. This needs another proofing, I think.

20/03/12

Permalink 01:14:21 pm, by mholmes, 42 words, 64 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Finished volume 20 cover

Basically followed these steps as I've done before. This time there are too many reviews to fit on the cover TOC, so I've replaced the list of reviews with a single Reviews entry pointing at the first page of the review section.

Permalink 09:56:42 am, by mholmes, 29 words, 64 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Started on Vol 20 cover

Made a start on the cover for Volume 20, but I can't proceed very far until I know what the exact year specification is going to be for the volume.

19/03/12

Permalink 09:11:14 am, by mholmes, 157 words, 140 views   English (CA)
Categories: Hit by a bus; Mins. worked: 15

How to include a pointer for a pseudonymous writer

If you look at Rudling 2, 20, you'll see an author with a pseudonym. In the biblio, the pseudonym is handled like this:

<biblStruct>
                      <monogr>
                        <author><name reg="Gunnarson, Karl: see Schulze, Karl Gunnar">Karl Gunnarson see Schulze, Karl Gunnar</name></author>
                        <title></title>
                        <imprint></imprint>
                      </monogr>
                    </biblStruct>
And the main entry looks like this:

                  <biblStruct>
                    <monogr>
                      <author><name reg="Schultze, Karl Gunnar (pseud. Karl Gunnarson)">Karl Gunnar Schultze (pseud. Karl Gunnarson)</name></author>
                      <title level="m">På Kanadas prärier</title>
                      <imprint>
                        <pubPlace>Stockholm</pubPlace>
                        <publisher>Folket i Bilds Förlag</publisher>
                        <date value="1939">1939</date>
                      </imprint>
                    </monogr>
                  </biblStruct> 

Permalink 09:05:41 am, by mholmes, 43 words, 59 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

More corrections to volume 20

Tweaks to Lange (which was missing para breaks for some reason) and Rudling arising out of discussions with JT on Friday. Still a couple of questions outstanding. New markup structure for handling pseudonym in biblio will be documented under "Hit by a bus".

16/03/12

Permalink 01:30:21 pm, by mholmes, 46 words, 47 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Tweaks for vol 20

Met with JT -- some issues discussed, leaving corrections to be made tomorrow, and a decision re the cover, where there will not be enough space for reviews in the TOC: we will have a single entry for reviews on the cover (but not inside, obviously).

07/03/12

Permalink 01:19:03 pm, by mholmes, 130 words, 61 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

First build of the book for vol 20

I've created the first version of the book and sent it to JT.

This XQuery outputs the XInclude statements for reviews, ordered by the author of the book being reviewed:

xquery version "1.0";

declare namespace xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude";
declare option exist:serialize "expand-xincludes=no";

for $d in //TEI.2[descendant::sourceDesc/descendant::biblScope[@type='vol'][contains(., '20')]][descendant::classCode[contains(., 'review')]]
order by $d/teiHeader/fileDesc/titleStmt/title/name/@reg

return 
(
xs:string(concat('<!-- ', $d/@id, ': ', normalize-space($d/teiHeader/fileDesc/titleStmt/title), ' -->')),

  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="{$d/@id}.xml">
   <xi:fallback>{concat('MISSING XINCLUDE CONTENT: ', $d/@id, '.xml')}</xi:fallback>
  </xi:include>
)
Permalink 12:51:29 pm, by mholmes, 60 words, 74 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Finished Iglesias

In the process, I've modified the XSLT so that it uses the &#x202f; character when inserting guillemets, as well as for "double" punctuation marks; that results in better-looking output. I haven't done that for the XHTML output though; I'm still using &#160; there, because various reports cast doubt on the reliability of &#x202f; on various browsers.

06/03/12

Permalink 05:31:34 pm, by mholmes, 71 words, 117 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

French punctuation and spacing

With regard to spaces, French punctuation behaves like English, except in the case of the so-called "double" punctuation marks (;:!?). These should be preceded by U+202F, the "narrow no-break space". In the case of the Iglesias text, regular spaces were used, whcih meant that punctuation marks sometimes wrapped to the next line. I've now fixed that, and confirmed that XEP handles it OK.

Lots more to do on the Iglesias, though...

Permalink 05:28:50 pm, by mholmes, 17 words, 69 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Entered proofing corrections for 5 more documents

Mussari, Urberg, Rudling, Gudmundsson and Blackwell done (with a few red-circled questions to talk to JT about).

Permalink 09:23:07 am, by mholmes, 44 words, 75 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Entered proofing corrections for 4 reviews

Entered JT's corrections for Stenberg, Higgins, Norrman and Sheffield. One outstanding issue on Stenberg and one on Norrman, waiting for JT to come by. Also looked up Chicago on ellipses, and suggested policy doesn't align with it, so referred back to JT for clarification.

02/03/12

Permalink 01:53:36 pm, by mholmes, 14 words, 47 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

More minor updates and fixes...

Various edits. New decision to remove punctuation around ellipses still needs to be implemented.

Permalink 09:58:31 am, by mholmes, 10 words, 71 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Marked up Jochens review

Marked up the review, and sent some queries to JT.

01/03/12

Permalink 02:16:26 pm, by mholmes, 34 words, 37 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Various minor updates and fixes

Responses to questions from yesterday prompted another round of edits to existing documents, including the normalization of the use of ellipsis (in vol 20 documents only) to have a space before and a space after.

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This is the blog for volumes 15 to 19 of the journal Scandinavian-Canadian Studies / Études scandinaves au Canada. Our aim is to provide Web-based access to the contents of the print journal in a range of different formats, including PDF, HTML, XML (TEI P5), and plain text (UTF-8).

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