Those are pretty basic letters, you can just use our formatting
boilerplate and don't worry about replicating the book style. In
particular, right-aligning some text in a left-aligned line is not even
possible in CSS anyway.
Re. cover, maybe you can crop the PG scan and run it through some
filters to see if it improves things. If not you can just find a
different cover. A painting of a garden shouldn't be too hard to come by.
On 6/4/23 8:15 PM, Jennifer Frye wrote:
> All right, I think I am largely done with the bulk of the work up until
> creating the cover image. Repository here:
> However, I've run into a formatting challenge with the three letters.
> I've formatted them according to the style guide, but the result is that
> they look a bit different than in the source scans. I know the style
> guide says that the rules can be bent when appropriate, but I'm not sure
> 1) to what extent the formatting should mirror the source, or 2) how to
> adjust the CSS. Attached are screenshots of the letters, with the ebook
> rendering on the left and the source scans on the right (I've since
> corrected the capitalization).
> Re: the cover image, the PG cover is definitely off color-wise when
> compared to other scans not in the public domain like this:
> I was not able to find another public domain scan of either the cover or
> that particular painting.
> On Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9:32:17 AM UTC-7 Alex Cabal wrote:
> Sure, that one would be a good start.
> You might be able to use the painting on the original cover for the
> cover art. But the scan at PG looks a little muddy. Maybe you can
> find a
> higher quality scan?
> Make sure to read the Standard Ebooks Manual of Style before starting,
> as you won't know what to fix if you haven't read the standards. In
> particular, please closely review the semantics, high level patterns,
> and typography sections:
> Please email often if you have any questions at all. Our standards are
> well-established so there is probably already a standard for formatting
> whatever problem you've encountered.
> When you're ready, email back with a link to your Github repository so
> that I can mark you as having started.
> Have fun! :)
> On 5/20/23 9:19 PM, Jennifer Frye wrote:
> > Hi—I'd like to propose "The Enchanted April" by Elizabeth von
> Arnim as
> > my first project. It’s about 80,000 words and doesn’t have much
> > formatting other than a handful of letters/newspaper clippings
> that will
> > need to be set as block quotes.
> > Project Gutenberg transcripts:
> > <https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16389
> > Book scans (from a 1923 manuscript):
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