Setting up P8 for Success

Things to consider:

Who is working on the project?

  • Setup the Users, Roles, and Permissions
  • Would it be helpful to have a "Simplified Menu"?

Set up back translation project

Set the Biblical Terms list that will be used for the project

Configure the Text combination windows

How will the characters be typed?

  • Keyman
  • AutoCorrect.txt

Language settings

  • Make sure the right ethnocode is used
  • Fill out all the settings in the Language Settings dialog.

It is a dynamic process

  • When a project is brand new, there aren't a lot of settings that can be set in concrete.
  • As the project matures, some of the inventories begin to make sense.

What quotation system will be used?

  • Set up the quotation rules
    • Think about your rules
    • Test what you have
    • Adjust the rules
    • Make corrections to the rules or text as necessary

When you have some text data

  • Begin setting up the inventories
    • Characters
    • Characters Inventory: Either combine letters with diacritics or display characters separately.
    • Punctuation Inventory
      • Select Show sequences to view sequences of punctuation characters.
      • Clear Show sequences to view individual punctuation characters categorized by the contexts in which they occur (for example, Word Final). An underscore character preceding or following an item in the Punctuation column represents a space.
      • If the project does not have Quotation Rules set, a reddish bar will appear under the title bar of the inventory. Click Quotation Rules to the right of the reddish bar to set the Quotation Rules.
    • Markers Inventory: Standard Format markers. The stylesheet determines validity.
    • Unmatched Pairs of Punctuation: Unmatched punctuation characters (punctuation which is typically one of a pair, but is not matched by its counterpart).
    • Repeated Words: Words followed by repeated occurrences of themselves (for example, had had or the the).
    • Markers Missing Final Sentence Punctuation.
      • Select Show All Final Punctuation to display the individual characters that are the final characters of text that is preceded by a paragraph style marker.
      • Clear Show All Final Punctuation to group together all characters that are not sentence-final punctuation characters, but are final characters of text that is preceded by a paragraph style marker.
    • Markers Followed by a Lower Case Letter: Standard Format markers which are typically sentence-initial, but are followed by a lowercase letter.
    • Punctuation Followed by a Lower Case Letter:
      • Select Show sequences to view unique sequences of punctuation that are followed by a lower case letter.
      • Clear Show sequences to view individual punctuation characters which are typically sentence-final, but are followed by space, and then a lowercase letter.
    • Mixed Capitalization: Words which have capitalization other than initial uppercase followed by all lowercase.

Scripture Reference Settings

  • What book names are you using?
  • What is the format for a reference?
  • Where will you put the origin of notes?
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Page last modified on Thursday April 19, 2018 07:25:01 GMT-0000 by dhigby.


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