[gutvol-p] Re: a question about the format about plain text ebooks

Jim Adcock jimad at msn.com
Thu Nov 5 11:55:34 PST 2009

You should also be aware of common Project-Gutenberg-isms that modify the
author's (or at least the publishers') use of punctuation, that what was
italic in the original text may be marked up using one of a variety of
differing markers, and that the choice of spellings depends strongly on date
of original pub, and whether the original pub was published in England, US,
or Australia -- and/or whether that original pub's spelling was modified
somewhere along the way.  This is assuming that you are doing some kind of
linguistic analysis so that you might care about these kinds of issues.
"Plain Text ASCII" being something that is actually very ill-defined.

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