Typos in Gutenberg - how do we fix those?

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tovarisch
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Post by tovarisch » March 12th, 2018, 6:27 am

I am reading Garnett's translation of Turgenev's "A House of Gentlefolk" (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5721), and find scores of typos in the Gutenberg text (verifying with a scanned edition on Archive DOT org here). I am not sure the same edition was used to produce the text on Gutenberg. Is there a procedure one would follow to get them fixed in Gutenberg? I've never done anything like that...

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tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by TriciaG » March 12th, 2018, 6:30 am

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Contact_Information#Electronic_Mail
Errata within eBooks. To report an error within an eBook (such as a missing word), please be sure to include the eBook number or specific filename or download link you used. Error reports are easiest to handle when they clearly indicate the context in which an error was found. Note that since Project Gutenberg includes many old titles, it is common for unusual spelling or arcane word uses to be used. If possible, check a printed source to verify whether an error exists, before reporting it. Messages to the errata list generate an automatic response that your report was received.

Any errata/bug/typo report is welcome! There is additional guidance in the FAQ on how to prepare errata reports so they are easiest for the Project Gutenberg team to handle. Start with FAQ #R.26 on how to report typos

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