14/11/18

Permalink 05:13:13 pm, by mholmes, 6 words, 2 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Started on online questionnaire

Set up initial sections in Quandary.

Permalink 05:04:37 pm, by mholmes, 2 words, 2 views   English (CA)
Categories: G&T Hours; Mins. worked: 0

MDH: 443 + 1 = 444 hours G&T

Late duty.

Permalink 05:00:50 pm, by mholmes, 41 words, 2 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Duplicate rows eliminated, and rows sorted

I've got a working process that detects and removes actual duplicate rows from the table. But there's still the question of why we have multiple rows for the same starting property. I'm finding it impossible to figure that out so far.

Permalink 04:59:35 pm, by mholmes, 45 words, 2 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

HOCR process two-thirds done

My HOCR process is now able to find all the candidate poems in a year, download all the images, run HOCR on them, and then start to process the original file to include the comment in it. But the last phase is a little tricky.

Permalink 04:57:18 pm, by mholmes, 59 words, 2 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Training day

Did another round of group training, where we all discussed a lot of our processes and tagging practices. We've decided to dispense with any encoding which can be derived from the structure or other tagging -- so for instance lg/@type is not needed right now, because all the simple types are inferrable, and the complex ones need expertise.

Permalink 04:04:46 pm, by Nathan, 26 words, 4 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 240

Pausanias updates Nov 14 2018

Markup Paus 3.10 to the start of 3.11. He finishes the Spartan king lineage and moves into a walkabout of the southern Peloponnese. Many new places to add.

13/11/18

Permalink 03:56:07 pm, by mholmes, 24 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Planning DH submission

Separately with SA and GN, did the division of labour for the first stages in building our submission. I'll be creating the Quandary maze.

Permalink 03:55:22 pm, by mholmes, 15 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Plan for OCR process

Planned the stages of the OCR process and created the framework build file for it.

Permalink 03:54:38 pm, by mholmes, 40 words, 3 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 240

Finished the fourth plan; more problems

Implementing the revisions from the latest discussions, I'm encountering situations in which the same property id has two or three rows. Only a few, but we can't figure out why they're happening. More to do, still in discussions with JSR.

12/11/18

Permalink 12:57:42 pm, by Greg, 169 words, 9 views   English (CA)
Categories: Announcements; Mins. worked: 0

Using SVG icons instead of web fonts

We've been discussing switching from woff fonts to SVG for site icons. Some of the problems we have with web fonts (woff etc.) are:

  • Line height and rounding issues look slightly 'off' (spinner icon seems a bit wonky, vertical alignment is off by a pixel or two, etc.)
  • Editing web fonts relies on external service and rebuilding each time we add an icon
  • Using unicode addresses for all glyphs is impossible (*).

* To maximize design flexibility we have included multiple versions of, say, a map icon. We cannot give both of them the same unicode address. To overcome this we'd need multiple fonts.
Also, sometimes it's impossible to find a unicode address for the glyph you want to use - so you use a private use area address, or you abuse an orthography glyph because it looks similar to your icon/glyph - see hamburger menu.

So, to explore the implications of making this switch I built a test file that uses 4 methods of doing this, along with my recommendations.

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