First of all, let me say "Bravo!" to the team that revised the transcription instructions. I saw many things added that I'd hoped would be. I have only a couple of comments. I think the section on line-breaks could benefit from division into two paragraphs. One on preserving line breaks, and another on what to do when you encounter words… Show more
Here's a page that was approved, but has several fixable errors in it. https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1858-1859-presidential-nomination/mal0117800/mal0117800-1/
I have come across many instances of someone transcribing the long S as a hooked F, a character also used to represent the currency of the florin. "passed" (with a long S) is transcribed as "paƒsed" It is frustrating to me that there is no way for me to convey to the transcriber that this is incorrect.
How can I see only the items needing review that were not submitted by me? I'm trying to do more review, but it is becoming more tedious to locate the ones I haven't submitted myself. Is there a way to do this that I am missing? If there isn't a way to separate them out, it would be great if someone would review my submissions, to clear out… Show more
I have had this happen to me a few times. It happens whenever I start working on a document that is designated "in progress" but in reality, nothing has been transcribed yet. I will type a single letter, and then the screen turns light blue. At that point, I can't continue typing until I save it, submit it for review, and then re-open it in… Show more
Here's a letter that is in French. I'm not up to the task, so I am posting it here in case someone else wants to take a stab at it. https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1861-secession-inauguration-start-of-civil-war/mal1089800/
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If anyone can transcribe a document in German, please give this one a look: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1861-secession-inauguration-start-of-civil-war/mal0707500/