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    Re: 1906 Bowditch
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Aug 15, 08:46 +0100

    Frank wrote-
    
    | Google Books now has a scan of the 1906 Bowditch in addition to the
    | 1826 Bowditch.
    |
    | They've added a couple of nice features to the interface recently.
    | Google Books now offers an option to view the books using "HTML mode"
    | which does not require the overhead of PDF files. Also, you can now
    | look at the plain text generated by OCR from the scans. Previously
    | this was only available "behind the scenes" for searching purposes,
    | but now you can view it directly. So for example, I can copy and paste
    | these lines from the opening section of the appendix on lunar
    | distances from the 1906 Bowditch:
    | "APPENDIX V.
    | LTJNAE DISTANCES. [sic -that's OCR]
    | By reason of  ...
    
    Comment from George.
    
    That does look interesting, and powerful. Some day, I will have broadband.
    
    But I can see a snag here. If you requested a search for "LUNAR DISTANCES",
    presumably, because of that hiccup in the OCR scan, it wouldn't take you to
    that appendix.
    
    However, if you happened to search for "LTJNAE DISTANCES", then it would.
    
    Do I have that right?
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    
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