6.0413 E-Texts: Scanning; E-Weber? (2/60)

Tue, 15 Dec 1992 00:00:46 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0413. Tuesday, 15 Dec 1992.

(1) Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1992 21:03:39 -0600 (30 lines)
From: Edward Kovach <kovach@lees.cogsci.uiuc.edu>
Subject: scanning Classical texts

(2) Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1992 23:59:39 +0500 (EST) (30 lines)
From: Joel Elliott <elliott@gibbs.oit.unc.edu>
Subject: max weber e-texts

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1992 21:03:39 -0600
From: Edward Kovach <kovach@lees.cogsci.uiuc.edu>
Subject: scanning Classical texts

I recently joined this list. Please excuse me, if these questions have
been recently discussed.

I have several questions concerning electronic scanning of Classical texts.
At the present time, I'm attempting to scan some Latin texts. I'm
using a HP ScanJet Plus attached to a Gateway2000. I scan enlarged xeroxed
copies of the text, which is from a 100+ year old book. My results have been
very mixed. I've also attempted to train the scanner to "read" the Greek
alphabet with minimal success. My questions:

1. Has anyone used much scanning in their research? If so, how successful were
you? (There have been times that a good typist could have typed the text in
less time.)

2. What references (i.e. articles, etc.) helped you improve your scanning
techniques? Or was it just practice?

3. What success have you had with training the scanner to read Greek? If you
have been successful, how have you done it?

4. A Latin spell checker would greatly aid my scanning. Are there any
available? If so, from whom?

I appreciate any input I can get. Thanks in advance!

Ed Kovach <kovach@lees.cogsci.uiuc.edu>
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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1992 23:59:39 +0500 (EST)
From: Joel Elliott <elliott@gibbs.oit.unc.edu>
Subject: max weber e-texts


Does anyone know of any electronic texts of Max Weber? Has there been any
announcement that the (projected) 33 vol. _Gesamtausgabe_ (Mohr/Siebeck;
Ed. H. Baier et al) might be released in electronic form? More generally:
for those interested in secondary litertaure on weber, what are your
favorite sources and why? Have just enjoyed reading Alan Sica's _Weber,
Irrationality, and Social_ (U of California, 1988) and am working through
Lawrence A. Scaff's _Fleeing the Iron Cage: Culture, Politics, and
Modernity in the Thought of Max Weber_ (U of California, 1989). (Why
does U California Press generate so much literature on Weber?) Have also
immensely enjoyed Rogers Brubaker's _The Limits of Rationality: An Essay
on the Social and Moral Thought of Max Weber_ (G Allen & Unwin, 1984).

responses welcomed...

Joel Elliott
Department of Religious Studies
101 Saunders Hall, CB #3225
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599