ebooks and OCR errors

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by phatch, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been adding some of the free e-cookbooks from Barnes and Noble to my tablet and reading them in the Nook app. For free I can't complain. But there are some Optical Character Recognition errors in the fractions that have me wondering. I've not been able to successfully Google up answers to this so here's my question.

    These were just fed into the OCR machine and no one checked them for accuracy. That's what you get for free, but most of the text itself is fine.

    Does anyone know of a generally accepted interpretation for the following fractions that the OCR converted into these character sets?

    Y-z  (I'm thinking this is 1/2)



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    y* or Y* I think will be the same fraction  probably a 1/ something, maybe 1/8

    }/z  1/2 again I think

    ?   This could be another 1/ or even a 2/  Hard to be sure on this one.

    There's probably some other ones than these, but this is what I could find quickly.

    Thanks for any help.

    Phil
     
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    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I found this answer for the question mark.

    http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com...m-unusual-typos-who-do-I-contact/td-p/1042536
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