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Old 12-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Are these just repackaged Project Gutenberg files with the typos and subpar formatting, or are they actually offering something better than that?

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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For the record, it does indeed seem like these are reasonably (albeit by no means perfectly) formatted Project Gutenberg texts. At least, I am finding some errors that I know are from the PG edition.

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The Project Gutenberg texts that have been processed by the Distributed Proofreaders teams are excellent in my experience - but that process is slow, and they seem to be doing obscure books rather than popular ones.
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The Project Gutenberg texts that have been processed by the Distributed Proofreaders teams are excellent in my experience - but that process is slow, and they seem to be doing obscure books rather than popular ones.
I thought they were doing new ones and (generally, at least) not going back to fix old ones... hence most being obscure titles, as opposed to the more popular classics that were among PG's early accomplishments.

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