scanners' tricks, please (36)

Thu, 20 Apr 89 00:05:56 EDT

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 860. Thursday, 20 Apr 1989.

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 89 16:29:55 -0800
From: Malcolm Brown <mbb@jessica.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: tricks of the trade for the kurzweil

I for one would love to hear any tidbits and tips from Bob Kraft
or anyone else with extensive Kurzweil experience. Perhaps we
could organize a "birds-of-a-feather" kind of session in Toronto.

In the meantime, we are attempting to scan a
Russian/English dictionary on a Kurzweil
4000 and are encountering difficulties. The key- or headwords are
set in boldface cyrillic; defintions are typset in roman and italic
using the latin alphabet. In addition, cyrillic appears occasionally
in the definitions typset in roman.

has anyone attempted this? (I assume so). the problem is not just
the mix of alphabets (cyrillic and latin) but the mix of typefaces
as well (cyrillic in bold and roman; latin letters in roman and italic).

I'd appreciate any hints and/or strategies anyone could suggest. You
can reply to me (gx.mbb@stanford.bitnet) and I'll summarize the
responses back to HUMANIST.

thanks very much in advance,
Malcolm Brown