October 20th, 2013


With the Night Mail

As well as looking at Kipling's As Easy as A.B.C., nojay also went through With the Night Mail and found a few errors. That was probably my first OCR project and it's been revised numerous times over the years, but mostly that's been adding illustrations. While fixing the problems he found, I took the opportunity to tidy the HTML a little so that it is now somewhat less kludgy than it was and looks a little better on screen. Still not perfect, but it's gradually getting better. Feedback on any remaining problems would be greatly appreciated.


PDF of With the Night Mail and As Easy as A.B.C.

I've decided to make a PDF containing With the Night Mail and As Easy as A.B.C. Looks like it's going to come out about 60-70 letter pages (I use letter, not A4, since there's slightly less wastage printing letter on A4 paper than vice versa).

A couple of questions:

Should I put in small illustrations with links to big ones, or larger (possibly full letter page) illustrations? Which is more convenient? I suppose it depends if you print things out, with something like this I don't know what people will prefer to do. Bigger illustrations mean a bigger final file size, of course. In this case that may mean MUCH bigger.

Can anyone identify the symbol on the left of the word "Hansen's" in this illustration and point me at a Windows character set that includes it, or anything like it:


The character number would be useful too.