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Minor Textual Deviations In "Women Of History" [OK]

Posted: October 2nd, 2020, 9:44 am
by LectorRecitator
Section 41

Missing concluding sentence: "There are many works of this lady, besides "The Whole Duty of Man," enumerated in her biographies."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39843/39843-h/39843-h.htm#Page_133

https://ia802706.us.archive.org/25/items/women_history_1212_librivox/womenofhistory_41.mp3

Section 51

The sentence at 02:10 does not correspond to the original text, namely:

"The Daciers had to fight the battle of antiquity against a generation both ignorant and vainglorious, yet keen-sighted in the detection of blemishes, and disposed to avenge the wrongs of their fathers, who had been trampled upon by pedants, with the help of a new pedantry..."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39843/39843-h/39843-h.htm#Page_164

https://ia802706.us.archive.org/25/items/women_history_1212_librivox/womenofhistory_51.mp3

Re: Minor Textual Deviations In "Women Of History"

Posted: October 2nd, 2020, 4:09 pm
by Availle
Yes, that happens, sometimes things slip through, in particular with standard PL.

We strive for an accuracy of 99% in our audiobooks. For a project of this length, this would allow for 5 minutes of mistakes.

Also, when working for gutenberg, it is possible that they have updated their edition after our audio was released. This seems not to be the case here, but it's still good to keep in mind.

And finally, this is a project of 2012. Neither of the readers of these sections is still around, which makes fixing this difficult. So, I'll mark this okay.