[Next Production] Peter Kropotkin, Memoirs of a Revolutionist

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Jeff Thoss

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Apr 27, 2022, 4:05:41 AMApr 27
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Hi,

I see this is on the “books wanted” list and would be interested in doing it as a next production.

The transcription linked to is this one:

Scans of this edition are available here:

The index wasn't transcribed, but I assume there's not much use for it in an ebook anyway.

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Jeff

Alex Cabal

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Apr 27, 2022, 11:32:41 AMApr 27
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OK! Correct, generally we cut indexes.

It looks unlike PG this transcription uses <em> instead of <i> so make
sure to check those elements to correct them if necessary.

Send a link to your repo once you get started. Thanks!
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Jeff Thoss

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Apr 27, 2022, 5:29:36 PMApr 27
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Alright. Here's the link to my repo:


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Jeff

Jeff Thoss

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May 12, 2022, 8:09:03 AMMay 12
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Hi,

First, I've located better scans of the book to use as a reference:

Second, I have a question on illustrations (there are three grayscale ones): I understand the final processing is done via the se toolset, but what should I do to the image files before placing them in the repository? Just crop the page scans and save them as high-quality JPGs?

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Jeff

Alex Cabal

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May 12, 2022, 10:41:38 AMMay 12
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If the source JPGs came from page scans, then just save the entire
pages, at the highest resolution you can get, into ./images/. You don't
want to crop and re-save as JPG because each time you save as JPG you
lose quality.

Images in ./images/ are the highest resolution images we can find, in
their raw form. Then, you would process them by cropping and scaling and
save those in ./src/epub/images/ for distribution.

On 5/12/22 7:09 AM, Jeff Thoss wrote:
> Hi,
>
> First, I've located better scans of the book to use as a reference:
> https://archive.org/details/memoirsofrevolut02krop
>
> Second, I have a question on illustrations (there are three grayscale
> ones): I understand the final processing is done via the se toolset, but
> what should I do to the image files before placing them in the
> repository? Just crop the page scans and save them as high-quality JPGs?
>
> Best,
> Jeff
>
> On Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at 23:29:36 UTC+2 Jeff Thoss wrote:
>
> Alright. Here's the link to my repo:
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Jeff Thoss

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May 12, 2022, 10:57:55 AMMay 12
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Alright. These are TIFF-files, ca 5 MB each, so I suppose I could just crop them to keep the repository size down and put the TIFFs into ./images/.

They're also color scans of grayscale images on yellowed paper, so I'd convert the files to grayscale as the color's really just an artifact.

Let me know if that's acceptable.

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Jeff

Alex Cabal

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May 12, 2022, 11:04:01 AMMay 12
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Just put the raw images in ./images/. Bytes are practically free
nowadays. You can make them greyscale but only the distributable images
in ./src/epub/images/. Thanks!
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