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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 15 2019 9:59 PM

I regularly report typos and lately have noted 2 difficulties.

1. Logos makes it difficult (but not impossible) to submit typos within a footnote.

2. Strangely only some transliterated text allows typos. I don't know how widespread this is, but certainly strange in Paul Barnett's commentary on 2 Corinthians.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 16 2019 5:21 AM

Stephen Miller:
Strangely only some transliterated text allows typos.

I am not sure what this means. Is it still in context of footnotes?

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Stephen Miller:
1. Logos makes it difficult (but not impossible) to submit typos within a footnote.

The submitted typos are all read by a human. If you select the footnote marker in the main body of the text and then explain what the typo is in the report, then it will be found.

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 16 2019 6:03 AM

The resource I have been reading is Paul Barnett's commentary on 2 Corinthians.

Look at this paragraph under 1:8-11.



a.      Hardships in Asia
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Paul calls what occurred in Ephesus the hardships we suffered in … Asia, something he amplifies further as having been under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure (verse 8). Here the picture is of a ship being weighed down as by the ballast, or of being ‘crushed’ (RSV). Those who have experienced or are familiar with depression will feel that Paul’s imagery has a modern psychological ring to it. Two qualifying phrases add to the severity of the description. The first, great (Greek, kathʿ hyperbolēn) means, by implication, ‘that which exceeds’ or ‘surpasses’ description. The second, far beyond our ability to endure (Greek, hyper dynamin) is literally ‘beyond (our) power’. The whole phrase could be paraphrased as: ‘We were indescribably, beyond the limits of our power, brought down into the depths.’

I wanted to report a typo in one of the transliterated words, but I can't. Hopefully Andrew's "human" can find it.

Other transliterated text in the same resource allows typo selection.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 16 2019 6:28 AM

I am not seeing the "Andrew's human can" part in mine:

Wondering what your "support information" is; mine is: 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 16 2019 6:31 AM

Stephen Miller:
I wanted to report a typo in one of the transliterated words, but I can't.

It shows the "report typo" option for me

Can you post a screenshot showing what you see?

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Stephen Miller:
I wanted to report a typo in one of the transliterated words, but I can't.

You probably need to make sure that you have the top-most item selected on the right side of the right-click menu. That's the option for viewing commands that operate on the selected text.

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 16 2019 3:43 PM

Another example in the same commentary, is the oversize Greek word in the 1:1b paragraph.

No TYPO option here either.

Similarly with the 4 transliterated "ekklesia" in the following paragraph (also 1:1b) starting "But what did Paul mean?"

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Make sure you have the correct option selected on the right side of the right-click menu.

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 17 2019 12:12 AM

Thank you Andrew.

Why have I never noticed or had to use that before?

But just for fun check out this typo in WTJ Vol 31 footnote 36.

Who made this mistake? Check out the JTS web site ....

And here is the original printed copy ....

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 17 2019 4:29 AM

Stephen Miller:
Why have I never noticed or had to use that before?

Meaning that you have never needed to select the correct tab in the right click menu? The feature is not new... this is how it has been since L4! 

Stephen Miller:
But just for fun check out this typo in WTJ Vol 31 footnote 36.

Stephen Miller:
And here is the original printed copy ....

The issue is a bad case of transliteration, right? If it was wrong in the original, it will have to stay that way! 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 17 2019 4:43 AM

JT (alabama24):
The issue is a bad case of transliteration, right? If it was wrong in the original, it will have to stay that way! 

It is not transliteration. The original print used Greek uppercase letters, the one producing the electronic file didn't read them as such but typed (OCRd?) English letters that looked the same or at least somewhat like the Greek ones. The point is that there was no transliteration when there should have been.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 17 2019 6:05 AM

NB.Mick:
It is not transliteration. The original print used Greek uppercase letters, the one producing the electronic file didn't read them as such but typed (OCRd?) English letters that looked the same or at least somewhat like the Greek ones.

Thanks for the succinct explanation. Makes sense! Probably OCRd... or they hired me to do it. Smile

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