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[Groff] Re: UTP

From: Meg McRoberts
Subject: [Groff] Re: UTP
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 13:57:31 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for the clarification, Michael.  So you just want
me to proof the new text against the original  and flag any
obvious errors?  And I should send you the info rather than
try to fix up the text?  Makes sense.


--- Michael Hobgood <address@hidden> wrote:
> Meg,
>       I do not know what you mean
> by the phrase you are ready to edit.
> To clarify, let me say what is needed
> for the chapters that I have typed.
> Mind you, this is applicable only
> to the chapters that have 
> Michael Hobgood
> by them on Larrys' list.
> These chapters are 8, 9, 10, 14, 15,
> 17, 18.
> First, don't even look at Chapter 15.
> It contains many gross hacks and outright
> butchery jobs.
> For the others, at _this_stage_of_the_game
> what is needed is a proof reading. Nothing
> more.  Grab a copy of the pbm or pdf 
> originals.  Then, undertake that 
> laborious task of making sure that the
> content of the original matches the
> content of what I've marked up.  Don't
> worry about _HOW_ it is marked up. 
> The _HOW_ is unimportant for now.
> Content is _VERY_IMPORTANT.
> Most content mistakes I catch during the
> typing and markup phases.  Notice that I 
> used the word most, not the word _all_.
> That is where your help can be most
> productive.  While marking up Chapter 10
> I noticed that I had left out one whole
> list item from the original text version.
> These are the mistakes that need correcting.
> If you wish to help with any chapter I've 
> worked on, please assist in the above 
> manner.  I prefer unified diffs against
> the original, but I'll accept any method
> of letting me know where a mistake is.
> If you go to Larrys' site, you will find
> that some items have yet to be put into
> text form.  Steve Izma and Ralph Corderoy
> might even appreciate some help getting
> the remaining sections typed up. This
> would certainly be an area where you
> can help.
> The bottom line is that we are trying
> to reproduce the original Unix Text
> Processing. We are not trying to make
> it match exactly the layout style, but
> we do want it to contain all the
> original contents.  Help along these
> lines will always be appreciated.
> Cordially,
> Michael Hobgood

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