Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Missing text restored to transcription of 1867 Leaves of Grass

Archive user Kenneth Sherwood pointed out that our transcription of p. 37 of the 1867 edition of Leaves lacked several words. As it happens, I recognize this as a long-standing problem that originally occurred c. 2000, when a Python programmer created a script to help us automate line-end tagging but that had the unintended side-effect of deleting any text that occurred between a mid-line hyphen and a line-end hyphen. Other occurrences were corrected at the time, but this one obviously got missed. The words have now been restored to the transcription.

~ Brett

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