Talk:Queen Zixi of Ix

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Splitting up the text[edit]

It has been suggested that this work be split into multiple pages.

It doesn’t need to be split into multiple pages so much as being properly formatted into its proper paragraphs. Who was the person who had contributed the original text? Either they, or someone else who has access to the original text and can see where the paragraphs are, needs to do this. It should have been done by the original contributor in the first place.

This is the only major work of Baum’s that is not in the Gutenberg Project. If there was, there would be no need for this. Also it would make it easier for anyone to help format this version. On the other hand, once this is edited properly here, a copy should be contributed to Gutenberg. White Phoenix (talk) 10:04, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Cheers for noting that :-) The regular practice is to obtain a scan and create a transcript from that. The first printing is found at archive.org, it is 'serialised' into separate section, but I think it is complete. If you want to work on it I can prepare the scan and ocr for proofreading. cygnis insignis 10:23, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
It would have done no good, unless that copy is in the original paragraphs. I did not have the book. However, since my last message, I have now in my possession a complete HTML version properly formatted, and spell-checked. It even has an image of the original cover. 8-) Would you be able to use that? Disregard my statement about there being no need for this copy, if there had been a copy at Project Gutenberg. Having as many copies of any book will guarantee its preservation.

White Phoenix (talk) 12:58, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

The link I gave is the original, therefore it would have the original paragraphs. If you know of a good transcript, then adding it would be welcome. The scan I offered would allow any one to verify and improve the transcript here, which is preferable if someone else has a query - like yours. cygnis insignis 14:07, 18 October 2010 (UTC)