By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Nov 29

Velocity at ports ME 4535

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
duncan webster23/05/2016 14:06:21
avatar
1962 forum posts
30 photos

Unfortunately there is a misprint in my letter (page 773). Where the text says 'pressure drop is reduced by a factor 11.32' it should say 'pressure drop is reduced by a factor 11.32

Probably a translation problem from Libre Office to whatever word processor Diane uses

Neil Wyatt23/05/2016 15:55:37
avatar
Moderator
15707 forum posts
659 photos
73 articles

It's a major hazard, you would not believe how many ways authors find of simulating a degree symbol without using the actual symbol, usually superscript '0', 'O' or 'o' but they find others.

In fact one of the main tasks in preparing text for publication is stripping out all the formatting carefully applied by the contributors to make the text as 'vanilla' as possible as the designer essentially needs plain text so when they format it nothing odd happens. Also have to elkimate double spaces, redundant LF/CRs...

So, by the time they find there way through word, indesign and acrobat any clever symbols are probably going to wrong.

Neil

John Fielding23/05/2016 16:50:22
235 forum posts
15 photos

Hi Duncan and Neil,

Yes indeed the scrambling of special symbols when it is fed through the DTP software is a real headache. When I was having my various books edited the number of times the galley proofs contained errors was amazing. The worst seems to be Greek letter symbols and square root signs. In one portion of text I wrote about a "50-ohm" resistor using the omega symbol and when translated it came out as "50W", which at first sight didn't seem an obvious mistake. Fortunately it was spotted and corrected, but it made myself and the person doing the editing pay special attention in future.

Proof reading is bad enough at the best of times, especially when rushing to meet a deadline, so I sympathise with Neil and Diane!

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Eccentric Engineering
Warco
Eccentric July 5 2018
Ausee.com.au
ChesterUK
Allendale Electronics
Sarik
TRANSWAVE Converters
emcomachinetools
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest