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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. Formatting text (TW)
2. Filtering Word documents (TW)
3. Preparing database text for publication (TW)
4. Exporting to Word for book version (TW)
5. Book version layout and styles (TW)
6. Fonts (TW)
7. Icelandic character order (TW)

(7. Technical instructions > 3. Preparing database text for publication)

3. Preparing database text for publication (TW)

The following should be checked and done before exporting the edition for publication:

  • Check for en-dashes in various parts of the edition - in most cases they should be hyphens
  • Check for dodgy app notes (see below)
  • Check for repeated app entries (same word(s), same ms. ref)

These are older and might need some revision:

  • Remove dodgy app notes (i.e. ones containing <i> or ‘’).
  • Standardise [lit. blah] etc. [done]
  • Fix metrical annotation - ´ | ` etc. [?]
  • Fix Greek and other non-ReykholtTimes characters.
  • Fix page/note references: s/(\d+),?\s*n\.\s*(\d)+/$1 n. $2/ or equivalent. [mostly done]
  • check for upper case note lemmata
  • Also check anm. references. [done]
  • Fix ReykholtTimes styles by applying the following:
UPDATE notes
SET note=LEFT(SUBSTRING(note,43),LENGTH(note)-49)
WHERE note LIKE '<span style="font-family: ReykholtTimes;">%'
AND note LIKE '%</span>'

UPDATE skalds
SET biography=LEFT(SUBSTRING(biography,43),LENGTH(biography)-49)
WHERE biography LIKE '<span style="font-family: ReykholtTimes;">%'
AND biography LIKE '%</span>'

UPDATE verses
SET intro=LEFT(SUBSTRING(intro,43),LENGTH(intro)-49)
WHERE intro LIKE '<span style="font-family: ReykholtTimes;">%'
AND intro LIKE '%</span>'

UPDATE verses
SET editions=LEFT(SUBSTRING(editions,43),LENGTH(editions)-49)
WHERE editions LIKE '<span style="font-family: ReykholtTimes;">%'
AND editions LIKE '%</span>'

UPDATE verses
SET context=LEFT(SUBSTRING(context,43),LENGTH(context)-49)
WHERE context LIKE '<span style="font-family: ReykholtTimes;">%'
AND context LIKE '%</span>'

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